Robin Roberts Biography
Robin Roberts is an award winning media personality serving as the the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. She served as a guest host on Jeopardy! for five episodes airing July 19–23, 2021, following the death of Alex Trebek. Previously, she was a sportscaster at ESPN.
Robin Roberts Age
She was born on November 23, 1960 in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. She is 60 years old as at 2020.
Robin Roberts Height And Weight
She is 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighs 68kgs. She also has a body measurement of 35-27-36 inches (Burst- Waist- Hips).
Robin Roberts Nationality
Roberts belongs to the American nationality.
Robin Roberts Education Background
Roberts graduated from Pass Christian High School in 1979. She was second in her graduating class. In 1983, she graduated cum laude with a degree in Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.
At the University, she was a standout performer on the women’s basketball team, ending her career as the school’s third all-time leading scorer (1,446 points) and rebounder (1,034). She is one of only three Lady Lions to score 1,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds. During her senior season, she averaged a career-high 27.6 points per game.
On February 5, 2011, Southeastern hosted a ceremony to retire Roberts’s jersey, number 21.
Robin Roberts Parents and Siblings
Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Roberts grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi. She is the daughter of Lucimarian and Lawrence E. Roberts. Her father was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen unit during World War II. He also stayed in the Air Force after the war and was promoted to the rank of colonel. While her mother served for years on the Mississippi State Board of Education.
“I had a father and a mother who were the first to do this and the first to do that and always getting this award or that award, so I figured, well, shoot, I guess I should be a physicist on the weekend,” Roberts joked in Sports Illustrated.
She is the youngest of four, following siblings Sally-Ann, Lawrence, Jr. (nicknamed Butch), and Dorothy. Sally-Ann was also a journalist at WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana. She retired in 2018.
Robin Roberts Partner
Roberts is in a relationship with Amber Laign, a massage therapist since 2005 and they live together in her Connecticut home. Even though friends and co-workers had known about her same-sex relationships, Roberts publicly acknowledged her lesbian orientation for the first time in late December 2013.
The duo have no children.
Robin Roberts ABC
Roberts joined ESPN as a sportscaster in February 1990 and stayed until 2005. In June 1995, she began to work for ABC News, specifically as a featured reporter for Good Morning America.
Robin worked at both ESPN and Good Morning America, contributing to both programs. During that time, she served primarily as the news anchor at GMA. In 2005, she was promoted to co-anchor of Good Morning America. In December 2009, Roberts was joined by George Stephanopoulos as co-anchor of GMA after Diane Sawyer left to anchor ABC World News.
Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1984, she moved to WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 1986, she was sports anchor and reporter for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. She was also a sports anchor and reporter at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1988 to 1990. Additionally, she was a radio host for radio station V-103 while in Atlanta.
Robin Roberts Rock’n Robin Productions
She founded her own production company, Rock’n Robin Productions. It creates original broadcast and digital programming for ABC and other networks, ranging from informational shows and documentaries, to live special events.
Robin Roberts Books
She is the author of the following books:
- Everybody’s Got Something (2014).
- From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By (2007).
- From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By (2007).
- Sports injuries (2001).
- Which Sport is Right for You (2001).
- Basketball the Right Way (2000).
- Basketball Year: What It’s Like to be a Woman Pro (2000).
- Careers for Women who Love Sports (2000).
- Sports for Life: How Athletes Have More Fun (2000).
Robin Robert Awards
Under her leadership, the broadcast has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program and the 2017 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team.
Roberts has been honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame as well as the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year.
In 2013, she was voted the “Most Trusted Person on Television” by a Reader’s Digest poll.
Roberts was also honored with a George Foster Peabody Award and Gracie Award. Additionally, she was recognized with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s in July 2013 for the strength and courage she has displayed throughout her life and career.
In 2012, she was named an inductee to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Robin Roberts Health
Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007. She underwent surgery on August 3, and by January 2008 she had completed eight chemotherapy treatments.
Five years later, she was diagnosed with MDS. She underwent a bone marrow transplant and her sister Sally-Ann was a perfect match. Her story triggered outpouring support from across the nation.
She joined forces with Be the Match to inform the public about the need for more donors, and since her diagnosis, the bone marrow registry has seen a tremendous increase. Her battle has been recognized with awards and honors from organizations around the country, including The Susan G. Komen Foundation and The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program.
Robin Roberts Sad News
On June 15, 2021, Robin signed off from Good Morning America with some sad news when she revealed the tragic loss of Jim Sicile. Jim Sicile was an employee of ABC and a member of the Good Morning America team. He passed away on June 13, 2021.
Roberts sat alongside her co-host, T.J Holmes, as they made the announcement. She also shared the sad news on her Instagram account.
“We have heavy hearts this morning and closed @goodmorningamerica with a tribute to Jim Sicile….a beloved and longtime member of the ABC and GMA family.”
“Phenomenal photographer and so much more. Our thoughts are with his beautiful family and his wife Kathie.”
Jim had been with ABC for more than four decades after starting out in the mailroom in the seventies.
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Robin Roberts Salary and Net worth
She earns an average salary of $18 million per year. She also has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
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