Roberts, Robin (newscaster)

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Name
Roberts, Robin (newscaster) Gender: F
Robin René Roberts
born on 23 November 1960 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Pass Christian, Mississippi, 30n19, 89w15
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°24' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 05°40 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 25°57'



Robin (newscaster) Roberts

Biography

American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's morning show Good Morning America.

Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

She joined ESPN as a sportscaster in February 1990, where she stayed until 2005. She became well known on Sportscenter for her catchphrase, "Go on with your bad self!" Roberts began to work for ABC News, specifically as a featured reporter, for Good Morning America in June 1995. For many years, Roberts worked at both ESPN and Good Morning America, contributing to both programs. During that time, she served primarily as the news anchor at GMA. In 2005, Roberts was promoted to co-anchor of Good Morning America. In December 2009, Roberts was joined by George Stephanopoulos as co-anchor of GMA after Diane Sawyer left to anchor ABC World News. Under their partnership, the Roberts-Stephanopoulos team led Good Morning America back to the top of the ratings; the program became the number one morning show again in April 2012, beating NBC's Today, which had held the top spot for the last 16 years.

Roberts has earned three Emmy Awards for her sportscasting work at ESPN.

In 2007 Roberts was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. She underwent surgery on August 3, and by January 2008 had completed eight chemotherapy treatments, followed by six and a half weeks of radiation treatment.

In 2012 she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Be the Match Registry, a nonprofit organization run by the National Marrow Donor Program, experienced a 1,800% spike in donors the day Roberts went public with her illness. She took a leave from GMA to get a bone marrow transplant, and went home in October 2012. She returned to GMA on February 20, 2013.

On December 29, 2013, Roberts posted a photo on Facebook with a caption that read: "At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude. I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health...I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together."

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2007 (breast cancer)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2012 (myelodysplastic syndrome)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Roberts in a Factiva transcript of "Introduction to the 7:30 Half-Hour," ABC News: Good Morning America, 24 November 2010: "I know, one day. Oh, by the way, I was born at 10:30 in the morning" in response to George Stephanopoulos' comment, "Well, you're 50 [years old] plus one [day] now."

Categories

  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality

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