Robin Roberts Biography
Robin René Roberts is an American television broadcaster. She is the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Robin was the first black American woman and first openly LGBTQ, also the first woman to host the American TV game show Jeopardy! Roberts grew up in Mississippi.
Robin Roberts Age
Robin Roberts was born on the year 23rd November 1960 in Tuskegee, Alabama US. She is currently 61 years as of the year 2021.
Robin Roberts Height
Roberts stands at an approximate height of 5ft 10 which is equivalent to 1.78 meters tall.
Robin Roberts Weight
She is around 53 kilograms, so her body measurement is moderate.
Robin Roberts’s Net worth
Robin has a net worth that sams to $45 million US dollars
Roberts’s salary is mounting to $18 million UD dollars
Despite her being born in Tuskegee, Alabama. She grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where she played basketball and tennis, and almond other sports. Robin went to Pass Christian High School and graduated as the class of 1979 salutatorian.
After that in 1983, Robin attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Therefore she graduated cum laude with a degree in communication. Roberts followed the footsteps of her older sister Sally-Ann Roberts, during her job as an anchor at the CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans.
After that, on 14th January 2007, during the edition of Costas on the Radio, she was offered a scholarship to play basketball at Louisiana State University. However, the school was too big so she was instead offered to play tennis because was the only option at the moment and promised a journalism scholarship.
Robin Roberts Career
In 1993, Robin began her career as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Later in 1984, she moved to WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi. In addition to that, in 1986 Roberts was also a sports anchor and reporter for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.
However, from 1988 to 1990, she was a sports anchor and reporter at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Furthermore, in Atlanta, she was also a radio host for radio station V-103.
In February 1990, Robin joined ESPN as a sportscaster and she stayed until 2005. Robin in June 1995 began to work for ABC News. Therefore specifically featured as a reporter for Good Morning America in June 1995.
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. Robin got a promotion in 2005 to co-anchor of Good Morning America.
Later in December 2009, Robin was joined by George Stephanopoulos as co-anchor of GMA after Diane Sawyer left to anchor ABC World News.
At the end of 2005, Roberts anchored a series of emotional reports from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. And it was after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Besides that, she guest-starred on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, appearing in season 4, episode 10.
Following Robin’s impact her induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as part of Hall’s class of 2012. Moreover, her contribution was to impact the game of women’s basketball through her broadcasting work and play. In 2014 Roberts was named one of ESPNW’s Impact 25.
Robin was the 2018 Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Later served as a guest host on Jeopardy! It was in 2021 following the death of Alex Trebek in November 2020.
Robin Roberts Health
in 2007, Robin was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. She underwent surgery on August 3, and by January 2008 had completed eight chemotherapy treatments. After that in 2012, Roberts had myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease of the bone marrow.
Later took a leave from GMA to get a bone marrow transplant. Then went home in October 2013.
Robin Roberts Husband/ Partner
Robin is a wife to Amber Laign who is an American broadcaster. So they have been together since 2005 till to date.
At the moment we don’t have information about her children. But soon as possible we will deliver it.
Robin Roberts Awards
- Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2013
- Sager Strong Award 2019
- Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program
- News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form 2010
- Glamour Award for Woman of the Year 2014
- The Survivor Award 2014