Robin Roberts

ByABC News via logo
January 28, 2002, 5:54 PM

— -- Robin Roberts was named the news anchor for Good Morning America in April of 2002.

Roberts anchors the regular hourly newscasts for ABCNEWS' popular morning news program from the show's home base in New York's Times Square. Roberts will also continue to serve as an ABCNEWS correspondent, covering a wide variety of stories, and appear as a substitute co-anchor.

Roberts has been a contributor to Good Morning America since 1995 and has worked in broadcasting for more than 20 years. While her time has been split between duties at ESPN and ABCNEWS, the majority of her work since 2001 has been with Good Morning America and the news division. She also contributes to other ABCNEWS programs, including World News Tonight and 20/20, has served as substitute anchor for World News Tonight and as an occasional host of the ABC series Vanished.

Roberts has covered a broad range of stories for ABCNEWS and Good Morning America, including the practicality of sky marshals on airplanes; how the World Trade Center attacks affected the town of Rockville Center; the custody battle over 12-year-old Timmie Meldrum between two men claiming to be his father; and the gentrification of Harlem. Roberts has also reported on the debate over stem-cell research, Internet adoptions and former President Clinton's first day in Harlem. She has interviewed an impressive array of newsmakers, including Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, sports legends Shaquille O'Neal and Tiger Woods and movie stars Samuel L. Jackson and Penelope Cruz. Last year she jetted across the country for Good Morning America's innovative weeklong series, "The X-Treme Urban Challenge." She also covered President George W. Bush's inauguration and the Olympics in both Sydney and Salt Lake City for Good Morning America.

Roberts will remain a contributor to ESPN, where she has been one of the network's most versatile commentators whose assignments have included hosting SportsCenter, contributing to NFL PrimeTime from 1990-1994, and providing reports and interviews from the field. She joined ESPN in February 1990.