Deborah Roberts

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Deborah Roberts joined the ABC newsmagazine "20/20" in June 1995. Since then she has also served as a substitute anchor on "Good Morning America" and "World News... Read More »

Deborah Roberts joined the ABC newsmagazine "20/20" in June 1995. Since then she has also served as a substitute anchor on "Good Morning America" and "World News Weekend."

Roberts reports regularly on a wide variety of stories for the newsmagazine program and for "World News with Diane Sawyer."

She has reported from Africa on the HIV/AIDS crisis and orphans, and the CA wildfires, which earned her an Emmy award. She also was awarded an Emmy for her emotional, in-depth reporting on an Ethiopian American woman's journey back to Africa to find her mother and for her work with ABC's millennium coverage. Roberts also won a Clarion award for her coverage of abuse within the Amish community.

Roberts began her network career with NBC News in 1990 as a general assignment correspondent. She covered stories in the Atlanta and Miami bureaus of NBC News and later became a correspondent for "Dateline NBC" from the program's inception. She also reported from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, and from the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain where she earned an Emmy nomination for her coverage.

Previously, Roberts was the bureau chief of WFTV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, from February 1987 to May 1990. She also served as the station's field anchor for NASA and as a co-anchor of the weekend news.

Roberts began her career in 1982 at WTVM-TV in Columbus, Georgia, and subsequently worked at WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was highly regarded for her coverage of the state legislature.

A 1982 graduate of the University of Georgia, Roberts was awarded the 1992 University of Georgia Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented annually to recent graduates who have excelled rapidly in their professions. She also earned a Sports Emmy nomination for her coverage of the 1992 Olympics; was cited as top local female anchor by the Orlando Sentinel; and was recently awarded the Clarion Award for her investigative story on the Amish.

Roberts resides in Manhattan with her husband, NBC weatherman Al Roker, and their two children.

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From Them and Doing Less ." In an interview with ABC News' Deborah Roberts, Jenner said parents
Jul 14, 2014 07:26 AM Story from Lifestyle LIZ SINTAY and DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
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Oct 10, 2012 07:00 AM Blog Entry from Health Deborah Roberts, ABC News
New Weight Loss Surgery: POSE Performed Through the Mouth
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May 10, 2012 01:43 PM Blog Entry from Health Deborah Roberts, ABC News
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Aug 13, 2012 07:48 AM Story from Entertainment DEBORAH ROBERTS and ERIC JOHNSON, ABC News
'We're Part of Both Worlds': Syrian Americans Feel Pride, Conflict for Both Homelands
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Sep 02, 2013 03:09 PM Story from US DEBORAH ROBERTS and ERIC M. STRAUSS, ABC News
Children Speak About the Attacks
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Sep 12, 2001 06:16 PM Story from US Deborah Roberts, ABC News
The Pitfalls of Multitasking
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Sep 13, 2006 07:00 AM Story from GMA/Renewal DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
'Familes on the Brink:' Caring for Elderly, Ailing Parents
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Feb 03, 2010 05:29 AM Story from Health/ElderCare DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
Moms Cash In on YouTube
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Sep 23, 2011 10:57 AM Blog Entry from Entertainment Deborah Roberts, ABC News
Newly Slim Carnie Wilson to Pose for Playboy
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Dec 26, 2005 09:53 PM Story from GMA/Diet DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
Parents Await 'Rebirth' of Conjoined Twins
take as long as 24 hours. Watch more of Deborah Roberts report Friday on "20/20" The surgery
Aug 07, 2006 06:47 PM Story from WNT DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
Bracco's Celebrity Romances, Depression and 'Sopranos' Therapy
of the tough-talking therapist. Watch Deborah Roberts' full report Friday on "20/20" at 10 p.m
Jun 01, 2006 08:11 PM Story from 2020 DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
Perfect Marriage Ends in Shocker
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Mar 03, 2006 04:16 PM Story from 2020 DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
Newly Slim Carnie Wilson to Pose for Playboy
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May 29, 2003 02:39 PM Story from 2020 DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
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Feb 21, 2002 04:45 PM Story from 2020 Deborah Roberts, ABC News
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