Robin Roberts Biography and Wiki
Robin René Roberts (b. Nov 23, 1960) is an American television broadcaster and the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Robin joined the ABC News family in 2005. She previously served as a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years.
Robin Roberts Age and Birthday
Roberts was born on November 23rd, 1960 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She is 60 years old as of 2021. Her birth sign is Sagittarius.
Robin Roberts Height
Robin stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (Approx 1.78m) tall.
Robin Roberts Education
Roberts attended Pass Christian High School and graduated as the class of 1979 salutatorian. She later joined Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana where she graduated in 1983 with a degree in communication.
Robin Roberts Family
Robin is the proud daughter of Lucimarian (née Tolliver) and Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts. Her father was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen. She grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi alongside her four siblings, Sally-Ann, Lawrence, Jr. (nicknamed Butch), and Dorothy.
Robin Roberts Partner, Is she married?
Robin is a married woman. She is married to her massage therapist Amber Laign, they got married in 2005. She officially announced her being a lesbian on Good Morning America and she posted her girlfriend’s photo on social media in December 2013.
Robin Roberts Salary
Robin receives an annual salary of $18 million at ABC.
Robin Roberts Net Worth
Robin Roberts has a net worth of $45 Million as of 2021. Her primary source of income is her career as a journalist.
Robin Roberts Illness
Roberts was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer in 2007. She underwent surgery on August 3, and by January 2008 had completed eight chemotherapy treatments, followed by 6½ weeks of radiation treatment. She later was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease of the bone marrow in 2012.
Be the Match Registry, which is a nonprofit organization run by the National Marrow Donor Program, experienced a 1,800 percent spike in donors the day Roberts went public with her illness. Roberts received a 2012 Peabody Award for the program.
Robin Roberts ABC and ESPN
Robin kicked off her career in Mississippi as a sports reporter and anchored for a local TV station. She later landed a job at ESPN in 1990 and she hosted the news program, Sportscenter. ABC hired her as a full-time co-anchor of the morning news program after appearing as a guest reporter on ABC’s Good Morning America.
She along with George Stephanopoulos helped the anchor Diane Sawyer to lead the show to the top of the competitive morning show.
Robin Roberts Awards
Roberts was awarded the 2012 Peabody Award for her program GMA. She later received the 2013 ESPYs in July 2013. Roberts was awarded Arthur Ashe Courage Award by basketball star LeBron James. Roberts also won the 2018 Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The media personality was selected as a mentor for Disney’s ‘DreamBigPrincess’ on October 10, 2018, and she co-anchored the wedding of the American television star, Meghan Markle with Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. In 2001, Roberts received the Mel Greenberg Media Award, presented by the WBCA.