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... 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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Weight Watchers, Oprah Winfrey Launch 'Beyond the Scale' Campaign
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Dec 07, 2015 08:15 AM Story from Health DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
Jaden Smith Sports Skirt for Louis Vuitton's Womenswear Campaign
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Jan 06, 2016 09:53 AM Story from Lifestyle DEBORAH ROBERTS and FARYN SHIRO, ABC News
University of Oklahoma SAE Racist Chant Reopens Old Wounds
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Mar 11, 2015 01:07 AM Story from US REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK by DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
The Surprising Things Steve Jobs' New Biography Says About Him
Steve Jobs," told ABC News' Deborah Roberts. Schlender spent 25 years following Jobs, including
Mar 23, 2015 03:24 PM Story from Business SUSANNA KIM and DEBORAH ROBERTS, ABC News
Oscar Winner Mo'Nique Confronts Alleged Blacklisting
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Mar 02, 2015 10:29 AM Story from Entertainment DEBORAH ROBERTS and DAISHA RILEY, ABC News
As More Minorities Go Under the Knife, Some Fear Cosmetic Surgery Could Obscure Ethnicity
DEBORAH ROBERTS and CANDACE SMITH
Oct 03, 2014 02:52 PM Story from Lifestyle DEBORAH ROBERTS and CANDACE SMITH, ABC News
Modern-Day Nanny Emma Jenner Says Fear is Parents��� Biggest Problem
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
'Black-ish' Mixes Comedy With Controversy to Give Viewers a Good Laugh and Something to Relate to
DEBORAH ROBERTS, MICHELLE KESSEL and ASHLEY RIEGLE
Feb 22, 2016 08:53 PM Story from Entertainment DEBORAH ROBERTS, MICHELLE KESSEL and ASHLEY RIEGLE, ABC News
Who Will Get Pregnant First?
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Feb 21, 2002 04:45 PM Story from 2020 Deborah Roberts, ABC News
Children Speak About the Attacks
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Sep 12, 2001 06:16 PM Story from US 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
Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta and 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson' Cast Reveal How Roles Impacted Them
DEBORAH ROBERTS, JASMINE BROWN and LAUREN EFFRON
Jan 30, 2016 01:07 PM Story from Entertainment DEBORAH ROBERTS, JASMINE BROWN and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News
'Billionaire Broker' Lives in $18M Apartment With New Husband, New Baby and Her Ex
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Feb 14, 2015 06:07 AM Story from US DEBORAH ROBERTS, JENNIFER JOSEPH and FRANCESCA FERREIRA, ABC News
Changing the Face of Modeling Through Imperfections with Pride
DEBORAH ROBERTS, CHRIS JAMES and LAUREN EFFRON
Feb 19, 2015 06:09 PM Story from Lifestyle DEBORAH ROBERTS, CHRIS JAMES and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News
Minivan Cop Shooting Mom 'Thought About Trayvon Martin' When Officers Fired
DEBORAH ROBERTS, LISA SILVERTSEN and ROGER LEE
Sep 03, 2014 01:16 PM Story from US DEBORAH ROBERTS, LISA SILVERTSEN and ROGER LEE, ABC News
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