Robin Roberts Biography
Robin Roberts is an American journalist who currently anchors ABC’s Good Morning America. She was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations since growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University. For 15 years, Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN.
Roberts attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, graduating cum laude in 1983 with a degree in communication. She followed in the footsteps of her older sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, an anchor at New Orleans-based CBS affiliate WWL-TV.
Roberts mentioned on the January 14, 2007 edition of Costas on the Radio that she had been offered a scholarship to play basketball at Louisiana State University, but that after viewing the campus, she felt it was too vast and impersonal.
In addition, she saw a road sign for Southeastern Louisiana University on her way back from that visit to Pass Christian, paused for a visit, and decided to enroll. The only scholarship left was a tennis scholarship, and she was promised that a journalism scholarship would be available by the time she finished.
One of only three Lady Lions to score 1,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds is Roberts. She scored a career-high 27.6 points per game during her senior season. On February 5, 2011, Southeastern held a ceremony to retire Roberts’s jersey, number 21.
Robin Roberts ESPN
Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1984, she moved to WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 1986, she was sports anchor and reporter for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. Roberts was also a sports anchor and reporter at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1988 to 1990. Robin was also a radio host for radio station V-103 while in Atlanta.
She joined ESPN as a sportscaster in February 1990, where she remained until 2005. “She used the catchphrase, “Go on with your bad self!” on SportsCenter. In June 1995, Roberts started working for ABC News, primarily as a featured reporter for Good Morning America. In addition, Roberts received the Mel Greenberg Media Award from the WBCA in 2001.
Roberts worked at both ESPN and Good Morning America. In addition, she was promoted to co-anchor of GMA in 2005. In December 2009, she was joined by George Stephanopoulos. The Roberts-Stephanopoulos team led GMA back to the top of the ratings in 2012.
In addition, Roberts was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012 for her broadcasting and playing contributions to the game of women’s basketball. Roberts received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2014.
Furthermore, she is the 2018 Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. On May 19, 2018, Roberts co- Anchored the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in front of a live audience in Windsor. She also drove the Pace Car for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2010. She was included in ESPNW’s Impact 25 list.
Robin Roberts Age
How old is Robin Roberts? Roberts is 61 years as of November 2021. She was born on November 23, 1960, in Tuskegee, Alabama, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on November 23rd every year and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Robin Roberts Partner
Robin has been with Amber Laign, who is a massage therapist for over 15 years. She started dating Amber in July 2005, who collaborated closely with fashion at the time.
She did not officially reveal her sexual orientation until late December 2013, even though her immediate relatives, colleagues, and co-workers knew about it.
On 26 July 2019, in the Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, the United States, the two celebrated their 14th anniversary with their close friends. Lesbian is her sexual identity. Moreover, as of now, without any disruption, the couple is living a happy life.
Robin Roberts Height
Roberts is a beautiful handsome lady with a lovely personality. In addition, she weighs around 68 Kg and has an average height of 5 feet and 10 inches. Her body shape is slender. With short and light brown hair, she is blessed and needs a shoe size of 8. It is said that her body measurements are 34-27-34 inches and that her bra size is 34B.
Robin Roberts Net Worth
Roberts has an estimated net worth of around $35 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a journalist.
Robin Roberts Salary
Roberts receives an estimated annual salary ranging from $12 million – $18 million.
Robin Roberts Cancer
In 2007, Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage. Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a bone marrow condition, was found in her in 2012. After taking a leave of absence from GMA to have a bone marrow transplant, she returned home in October 2012.
Robin Roberts Awards
Robin Roberts has received numerous honors for her work as a television broadcaster. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. She’s also won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for Excellence in Journalism. Moreover, she received the 2018 Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The National Basketball Association will honor her with the Sager Strong Award in June 2019. On June 20th, 2019, the award ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the NBA’s first women’s championship title.