Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America." Under her leadership, the broadcast has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program and the 2017... Read More »

Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America." 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. She was voted the "Most Trusted Person on Television" by a Reader's Digest poll in 2013.

Roberts founded her own production company, Rock'n Robin Productions, which creates original broadcast and digital programming for ABC and other networks, ranging from informational shows and documentaries, to live special events.

Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007, and five years later, she was diagnosed with MDS. Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant, her sister Sally-Ann was a perfect match. Her story triggered an outpouring of 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. Roberts was also honored with a George Foster Peabody Award and Gracie Award. Additionally, Roberts 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.

Roberts was named co-anchor of "Good Moring America" in May 2005. She began contributing to the morning program in June 1995, and prior to that, she was a contributor to ESPN as a host on “SportsCenter” and contributing to “NFL PrimeTime.” Roberts has worked in broadcasting for more than 30 years.

Roberts graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She was a standout performer on the women’s basketball team, ending her career as one of the school’s all-time leading scorers and rebounder. In 2012, Roberts was named an inductee to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Roberts is the author of From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By and her memoir, “Everybody’s Got Something,” in which she tells the story of her battle against a life-threatening illness, learning life’s hardest lessons, and her inspiring return to the GMA anchor desk.

Roberts is a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and currently resides in New York City. Follow Robin on Twitter: @RobinRoberts.

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Robin Roberts: I'm Going to Beat This
"Good Morning America" anchor Robert Roberts shared news today that she's facing a serious new health challenge: MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome. The note from Robin Roberts details her diagnosis
Jun 11, 2012 09:16 AM Story from Health ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
Famed Golf Course Pressured to Allow Women
Robin Roberts
Sep 20, 2002 03:21 PM Story from WNT Robin Roberts, ABC News
Top 5 of 2002: Sports Spectacles
Robin Roberts
Dec 20, 2002 09:16 AM Story from WNT Robin Roberts, ABC News
Robin Roberts Becomes a 'Golden Girl' for a Day
For one day I traveled through time, leaving behind my 45-year-old face, body and life to become an 85-year-old woman with the help of special Hollywood makeup and a high-tech suit that simulates the aches and pains of old age and arthritis.
Apr 28, 2006 08:47 AM Story from GMA ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
Law That Leveled Playing Fields Turns 30
Title IX, Robin Roberts, 30th anniversary, sports, females, athletics, teams, colleges, varsity
Jun 20, 2002 09:03 PM Story from GMA Robin Roberts, ABC News
ABC's Robin Roberts: 'I Have Breast Cancer'
Good Morning America Anchor's Completes First Surgery and She's Home Resting
Jul 31, 2007 07:19 AM Story from GMA/CancerPreventionAndTreatment ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
Southern Discomfort: Cities Still Frozen by Ice Storm
ROBIN ROBERTS
Jan 14, 2011 04:42 AM Story from US ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
High Cost of a Football Star
football, robin roberts, injuries, pain, NFL,
Oct 02, 2002 05:45 PM Story from US Robin Roberts, ABC News
Robin Roberts Revisiting the Pass
Progress on 'GMA' Anchor's Hometown
Aug 29, 2006 11:51 AM Story from GMA ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
Robin Roberts Finds Strong Southern Roots
'GMA's' Family Tree Series Continues
Nov 02, 2006 08:55 AM Story from GMA ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
Robin Roberts Talks About Losing Hair to Chemo
The GMA Anchor Appears Without a Wig in This Week's People Magazine
Nov 15, 2007 08:59 AM Story from GMA/OnCallPlusBreastCancerCommunity ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
Robin Roberts Says 'Thank You'
A Letter of Appreciation to the 'GMA' Family
Oct 26, 2004 12:34 PM Story from GMA ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
Cancer Isn't One Size Fits All
of Robin Roberts' "Nightline" special. At "Good Morning America," my other family, we don't take
Oct 07, 2008 05:25 PM Story from Health/OnCallPlusBreastCancerCommunity ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC News
Stuart Scott's singular style
ROBIN ROBERTS via ESPN
Jul 16, 2014 07:05 PM Story from Sports ROBIN ROBERTS via ESPN, ABC News
Years After Plane Crash, Survivor Recalls Father
ROBIN ROBERTS and BONNIE MCLEAN
Jun 03, 2009 09:59 AM Story from Nightline ROBIN ROBERTS and BONNIE MCLEAN, ABC News
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