Robin Roberts

By: Bill Thompson | Aug 25 2013

Robin Roberts is an American television broadcaster popular for her role as anchor in the ABC show Good Morning America. She has battled with cancer twice, in the year 2007, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and later in 2012, when she was affected by Myelodysplastic Syndrome. She recently made headlines when rumors floated on about her alleged marriage with girlfriend Storm Sahara.

Born in the year 1960, Robin Rene Roberts grew up in Pass Christian in Mississippi. She plays tennis and basketball well though she shows interest in other sports too. She did her graduation in communication degree in 1983. She entered television following her sister Sally Ann’s footsteps.  Sally Ann was anchoring WWL a CBS affiliate in New Orleans. Her affair with Storm Sahara has been talked about on and off for the past five years. In June 2013, there were rumors suggesting that Roberts and Sahara have tied the knot which has not been confirmed by Roberts as of yet.

Due to her keen interest in basketball and tennis, Roberts started her broadcasting career as sports anchor in the year 1983. She worked with WDAM-TV, Hattiesburg. She later shifted to WLOX-TV in Biloxi and then for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. She also did a two year stint as sports anchor in WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. She also worked as radio host for V-103 radio station in Atlanta. Later she joined ESPN and worked as sportscaster for fifteen years till 2005. She joined ABC News on the Good Morning America team as featured reporter in the year 1995. She worked simultaneously on both programs, primarily for the show GMA. In 2005, she was promoted as co-anchor and in 2009 she was joined by George Stephanopoulos, who was brought in to substitute Diane Sawyer, who quit the show to anchor ABC News.

Robert’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina which did a huge destruction to her home town Pass Christian was emotion ridden and well received. She has hosted the preshow of Academy Awards for ABC in 2009 and 2011. She also starred in Hanna Montana season 4 on Disney Channel, where she interviews Miley Cyrus. Robin Roberts has received three Emmy Awards so far for her splendid sports casting work at ESPN. Recently she was honored with the Peabody award for her efforts at making the details of her treatment known to the public by telecasting it on Good Morning America.

Roberts had a brief break from her anchoring job, when she underwent bone marrow transplant for treating the Myedysplastic Sydnrome she was affected with. She is now back anchoring the show Good Morning America and says that being alive is the biggest achievement for her most of all.

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