Robin Roberts ABC Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Partner, Daughter, Salary, Cancer and House

By | May 8, 2021

Robin Roberts Biography

Robin Roberts an American television broadcaster working as an anchor on ABC’s Good Morning. Previously, before joining ABC, Roberts worked as a sports anchor on ESPN for 15 years from 1990 to 2005

She started off as a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. From 1990 to 2005 (15 years), Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN. In 2005, Roberts became a co-anchor on Good Morning America. She was treated for a myelodysplastic syndrome which was chronicled on the program and earned her a 2012 Peabody Award for the coverage.

Robin Roberts Age

Roberts was born on November 23, 1960, in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States, and grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Robin Roberts ABC

She began to work for ABC News, precisely as a featured reporter for Good Morning America in June 1995. She received the Mel Greenberg Media Award in 2001, presented by the WBCA.

Roberts worked at both ESPN and Good Morning America, contributing to both programs for many years. At that time, she served primarily as the news anchor at GMA. She was promoted to co-anchor of Good Morning America in 2005. George Stephanopoulos joined Roberts as co-anchor of GMA in December 2009.

George joined Roberts after Diane Sawyer left to anchor ABC World News. The team led by the Roberts-Stephanopoulos 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 previous 16 years.

Robin Roberts on Good Morning America

In November 2018 Former first lady Michelle Obama and Robin’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor visited Obama’s childhood home on the South Side and her Near West Side high school for an ABC network special tied to Obama’s forthcoming memoir.

“Becoming Michelle: A First Lady’s Journey with Roberts – A Special Edition of 20/20” was scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Sunday in November 2018. Obama also spoke to Robin live from Chicago on “GMA” on Nov. 13, 2018, the day “Becoming” was later released.

The book covers Obama’s journey from growing up in the South Shore community to becoming the first African-American first lady. Obama’s book tour was scheduled to kick off November 13, 2018, at the United Center with a conversation moderated by Oprah Winfrey.

Representatives for ABC said Obama surprised some students at her alma mater, Whitney Young Magnet High School, with free tickets to her book tour. Live Nation said 10 percent of the tickets for each of Obama’s shows would be donated to charities, schools, and community groups in each city. Tickets for the United Center stop-start at $575 each, this was according to Monday’s check of the Ticketmaster website.

  • Robin Roberts Salary

Roberts earns an annual estimated salary of $18 million.

Robin Roberts Net Worth

Roberts has an estimated net worth of $45 million.

Robin Roberts Cancer

Roberts got diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer in 2007. On August 3, 2007, she underwent surgery and by January 2008 she had completed eight chemotherapy treatments, followed by 6½ weeks of radiation treatment.

Robin Roberts Disease, MDS and Treatment

After she was through with cancer treatment Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2012. Myelodysplastic is a disease of the bone marrow. When Roberts went public with her illness, ‘Be the Match Registry’, a non-profit organization run by the National Marrow Donor program experienced a 1,800% spike in donors.

Roberts took a leave from GMA and went for a bone marrow transplant in October 2012 and by February 20, 2013, she returned to GMA. She received a 2012 Peabody Award for the program.

Robbin was also credited by The Peabody citation for “allowing her network to document and build a public service campaign around her battle with the rare disease and inspiring hundreds of potential bone marrow donors to register and heighten awareness of the need for even more donors. Later the ESPN awarded its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Roberts at the 2013 ESPYs.

Robin Roberts Books

  • From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By (1st ed.). New York: Hyperion Books. ISBN 978-1401303334. (2007)
  • From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By. New York: Hyperion Books. ISBN 978-1401309589. (2008)
  • Everybody’s Got Something. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-1455578450. (2014)
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Robin Roberts Height and Weight

Roberts stands tall at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall, she also has an average body weight.

Robin Roberts Education

Robin joined Pass Christian High School and graduated as the class of 1979 salutatorian. She as well attended Southeastern Louisiana University.

Robin Roberts Family

Roberts was born to Lucimarian Tolliver (mother) and Colonel Lawrence Edward Roberts, Sr (father as the youngest of four, following siblings Sally-Ann Roberts, Lawrence E. Roberts, Jr. (nicknamed Butch), and Dorothy Roberts McEwen. Robin’s father was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen. In Pass Christian, Mississippi, she played basketball and tennis, among other sports.

Robin Roberts Wife

Robin first met her partner Amber Laign in 2005 and they began their romantic relationship. Amber a massage therapist. Even though Robert’s friends and co-workers had known about her same-sex relationships, this was the first time she publicly acknowledged her sexual orientation.

And later in 2015, she was named by Equality Forum as one of their 31 Icons of the 2015 LGBT History Month. She is a therapist specializing in treating people recovering from injuries. Amber studied at the Swedish Institute from 2008 to 2009.

She as well trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point massage. Apart from being a massage therapist, Amber has also worked as sales representatives for Berger and Stevens.

Robin Roberts Daughter

Roberts she has an adorable niece’s daughter Salleigh. She is named after her grandmother, Her sis Sally-Ann Roberts.

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