An American television journalist, Robert Robins, is the anchor of the hit and famous television show Good Morning America, morning edition on ABC.
Roberts is from Alabama. She grew up in Mississippi. She had a keen interest in sports from the beginning, especially basketball and tennis among others. She graduated with a degree in communication from Southeastern Louisiana University.
There she was very famous for her games in basketball. She was on the University’s women basketball team, and she was a standout performer. She has set a record as the third highest scorer in the whole school.
As she was very much interested in sports, she started her career at the same. Not as a player but as a reporter. She joined the WDAM-TV as a sports anchor and reporter in Mississippi. From this network, her career began. She did lots of sports anchoring in local and different television stations and radio stations.
As a big break, she got into the huge name in the industry, ESPN. She worked as a sportscaster in ESPN from 1990 to 2005. In these years, she gained great experience in her line of work. She was noted instantly. She became a well-known name. She was renowned for being a female sportscaster and also for her famous catchphrase ‘Go on with your bad self!’
Along with working in ESPN network, she started working with ABC network also although as a feature reporter for Good Morning America. She worked for many years contributing to both the networks. Right now, she is the anchor of the ABC show Good Morning America.
Apart from her serious works, she has done additional runs too. She guest-starred on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana in 2010. She also hosted the pre-show of Academy Awards. She was also included in the list of Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame for her contributions to the women team through her play and broadcasting works.
Talking about her health, Roberts was diagnosed with the early stage of breast cancer at the beginning of 2007. She underwent surgery, and it was successful. After coming out of this disease, she confronted her struggles and feelings she was experiencing in the Ellen DeGeneres show. You can browse that episode of Ellen show on YouTube.
Again in 2012, she was diagnosed with MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of bone marrow. She has cured of this illness also as a result of the bone marrow transplant.
In 2013, she posted on Facebook that she is alright, and her health is excellent, and she owes her good health condition to her doctors and nurses.
The daring and determined Roberts has received many prestigious awards. She has won Peabody Award, ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and Mel Greenberg Media Award among others. Under her leadership, the morning show at ABC has won Emmy Awards for outstanding morning program for three consecutive years.
Roberts has done excellent reporting around the globe. From reporting about breast cancer awareness straight from the former First Lady Laura Bush of Middle East to Africa with former President of the United States Bill Clinton for a look on the condition of AIDS crisis to Mexico.
She surmounted the great Mayan Pyramids which was done for the Good Morning America’s ‘The New Seven Wonders of the World’ series to Atlanta where she broadcasted live from the inside of Centers for Disease Control for tracking the H1N1 swine flu virus. She is believed to be one of the outstanding performers and reporters of this generation by the critics.
Roberts is a tall and confident woman. Moving on to her personal life, she is a lesbian who was publicly confirmed when she posted on Facebook in 2013 that Amber Laign is her longtime girlfriend. Amber Laign is a massage therapist. They both appeared on GLSN Respect Awards.
They are rarely seen together. She supports the GLSN organization which is working to end bullying and make the school safe for LGBT students. Her marital status is single, and she is happy with her current relationship.
She is glad that she is far away from the rumors of affairs or dating other women or even divorce. She is married to her work, which she gives full attention to. There comes no name of husband or boyfriend in her life as she is attracted to women.
You can reach Roberts on Twitter at @RobinRoberts. Some 909k fans follow her. More information can a be found on the wiki and other similar websites. Google gives the latest news too, but you might be confused with the famous baseball star whose name is also Robin Roberts.
#ChristmasEve off to great start in my hometown. Festive atmosphere & best java #PassBooks!
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) December 24, 2016
Meet my new BFF Kamryn! This precious girl has sickle cell anemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. My friends at @bethematch are helping her find a donor. Could it be you?
With three books and a prosperous anchoring career on her hand, Roberts comes out at the height of her career success. By these successes, she has made her net worth $14 million. ABC has rumored to give her the highest salary among female journalists.