Robin Roberts is popular television broadcaster. She anchors ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ show. Robin is a woman of strong will. She is a cancer survivor. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer which she has survived. In addition, she has suffered from myelodysplastic syndrome too. Her inspiring life and intelligence have played a great role in her rise to fame.
Roberts worked as the sportscaster for ESPN for 15 years between 1990 and 2005. In 2005, she became the co-anchor on Good Morning America.
She was born on 23r November, 1960. Although her birth place is Alabama, she grew up in Mississippi. For her education, she attended Southeastern Louisiana University.
In her childhood she was famous for playing basketball and tennis. She went to Pass Christian High School. She graduated as the class of 1979.
Robin has praised her parents for cultivating determination, discipline and De Lord. She is the youngest one of four siblings.
Robin Roberts – Career Path
She began her career serving a sports anchor local radio and television stations.
Robin has started her career in the year 1993, working as a sports reporter and anchor for WDAM-TV. In the same year, she got involved in many other television stations as sports reporter and anchor. In addition to all these she serves as radio host for few radio stations too.
Her journey for ESPN started as a sportscaster in 1990. She became famous for her one liner ‘Go on with your bad self’. This almost worked as a tagline for her brand image.
In 1995 June, she began her work as the reporter of Good Morning America for ABC. Because of her outstanding performance as sports journalist she received Mel Greenberg Media Award. In 2005, she got promoted as the co-host of Good Morning America. She was joined by George Robert as the co-host in 2009. Together they took the show up to the top of the list.
Among her important works, the interview of Barack Obama is one which requires mention. She has also hosted many shows which are emotionally high. The shows evolved around Mississippi Gulf Coast, which had been destroyed by the hurricane.
Hosting Academy Award was one of the major accomplishments of her career. She stepped up the stage as the hostess of the award show twice in 2009 and again in 2011. In Hannah Montana season 4 she has made a guest appearance. Her name has been included in the women basketball Hall of Fame as an acknowledgement of her contribution.
She received Peabody Award for her performance in Good Morning America. Apart from this, she also received Arthur Ashe Award in 2013.
Robin Roberts – Girlfriend
Robin is into a same sex relationship. Her partner is Amber Laign, who works as a massage therapist. Theirs is a steady relationship. It started in 2005.
Robin Roberts – Net Worth and Salary
It is reported that Robin’s net worth is estimated $25 million with an annual salary upwards of $8 million.
Robin lives in a multimillion dollar house with her partner Amber. Her house is located in Manhattan’s Upper Westside.
Robin Roberts – Books
Three of her best-selling books include –
- From the Heart – Seven Rules to Live By.
- From the Heart – Eight Rules to Live By
- Everybody’s Got Something.