| Date of Birth :|| Dec 23rd, 1960
| Age :||58 Years old
Robin Roberts is a talented journalist, broadcaster, athlete and an author who was a sportscaster at ESPN channel for over 15 years. At present she is the anchor for the show Good Morning America on ABC channel.
Robin Roberts was born as Robin Rene Roberts on 23rd November 1960 at Tuskegee, Alabama in the United States of America. Robin is an American by nationality and ethnicity wise, she is a White Caucasian. She follows Christian religion and her Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She is the daughter of Lawrence E. Roberts who was a Tuskegee Airmen pilot. She got her high school education from Lawrence E. Roberts and graduated in 1979. Then she got a degree in communication in 1983 from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.
She grew up with her family and three older siblings Sally-Ann, Lawrence, Jr. (nicknamed Butch), and Dorothy. Her sister Sally was an anchor at the CBS affiliate New Orleans based channel WWL TV so she pursued the footsteps of her sister. Robin Roberts played basketball and tennis during her college days. She was a excellent basketball player and performed well for her University during her student life. Her jersey number 21 was retired by the University at a ceremony hosted on February 5th 2011.
Career and Net worth
Robin Roberts began her career in 1983 as a reporter and sports caster for WDAM TV at Hattiesburg in Mississippi. Then she joined WLOX-TV in Bilox, Mississippi after a year. In the following years, Roberts worked at WSMV-TV in Nashville and WAGA-TV at Atlanta. During that time, she became a radio host at V- 103. Her big turn came in 1990 when she joined the ESPN Network. She worked there for 15 years as a sportscaster.
In 2005, she joined the ABC news as a feature reporter. Robin Roberts is a proud recipient of various awards including Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Television Award of Merit in 1990 and also two Emmy Awards for her sports casting work at ESPN. In 1993, she was presented with the Excellence in Sports Journalism Award from Northeastern University Centre for Study of Sport in Society. In 1994, she was inducted into the Women’s Institute on Sport and Education’s Hal of Fame.
Robin Roberts has published three books till now. In 2007, she published 'From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By'. In the following year, she published 'From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By ' and in 2014 another book titled 'Everybody’s Got Something' was published.
Having such a successful career behind her, it is certain that Robin Roberts receives a decent amount as salary. She has already worked with big media house like ESPN and currently she is associated with the ABC channel. Her Net worth is estimated to be around $ 14 million USD.
Robin Roberts has publicly admitted of being a lesbian as she had declared on Facebook post where she had posted a picture with her girlfriend Amber Laign. She is not married and she never had a husband. There is no question about her getting a divorce as she has never got married. She is more interested in same sex as revealed by her sexual orientation. She has been in love affair with her girlfriend since 2003. In 2007, Robin Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer after which she went through treatment and surgery. She was given chemotherapy over eight times by January, 2008.
In 2012, she got diagnosed with another health problem related to bone marrow known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).She got a bone marrow transplant and was discharged in October 2012. In February 2013, she rejoined the Good Morning America at ABC. Since then, she is working to raise awareness about need of donors for such rare diseases. In 2013, she was presented with the Peabody Award and the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Standing at five feet and eight inches, Robin Roberts is quite a tall lady in height. She is fifty six years of age but she has maintained her body. Though she has suffered from major health issues in her life, Roberts has given an example to be strong and fight with the problems in life. Robin Roberts has brown colored hair and her eyes are also brown in color.
Wiki and facts
Information in detail about Robin Roberts and her bio is also available on Wikipedia and other Wiki sites. She is also active on social media sites where her fans can be updated about her personal life. Her Twitter handle is @RobinRoberts with over 1.17 million followers. On Instagram she is active as robinrobertsgma with over 320 K followers.