She went to become a sports reporter and anchor for a local TV station in Mississippi. At age 29, Roberts started hosting ESPN’s Sportscenter and, not long after, appearing as a guest reporter on Good Morning America. In 2005, she was hired as a full time co-anchor of the morning news program. She returned to the show on February 20, 2013. In early2014, Roberts formally came out as a gay woman.
The youngest of four siblings as well as the daughter of a Tuskegee Airmen aviator, Roberts spent her youth educating athletic and academic success, graduating as her high school’s salutatorian. Her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, became an area news anchor, and Robin followed in her footsteps, earning a journalism scholarship as well as a degree in communications fromSoutheastern Louisiana University.
Promptly after graduating from school, Robin Roberts used her unique blend of athletic ability and journalistic ability to eventually become a sports reporter and anchor for a local TV station in Mississippi. She advanced and triumphed, moving every year or two into a bigger city in the South as her popularity and expertise grew: from Hattiesburg to Biloxi to Nashville, and then Atlanta.
In 2005, after years of giving to both ESPN and Good Morning America, ABC hired Roberts as a full time co-anchor of the morning news program. Collectively, the two helped direct the show to the very best of the competitive morning show standings, beating NBC’s Today show, which had held the No. 1 position for more than a decade.
Roberts had a bone marrow graft in September. On the day she declared on air that she was ill with myelodysplastic syndrome, the web site for Be the Match, a nonprofit organization that keeps a national bone marrow gift registry, experienced an 1,800 percent spike in donors. Roberts herself didn’t rely on the registry, but instead on her sister, Sally Ann, who physicians deemed a great match. However, Robin Roberts recommended for bone marrow donation via Function As The Match and motivated audiences to enroll.
On February 20, 2013, Robin Roberts made her first appearance on Good Morning America since she’d started treatment. The world seen her mental return and joyful reunion with all the Good Morning America staff. Roberts helped Good Morning America win its greatest evaluations amounts because the morning following the presidential election in November 2012—6.1 million viewers tuned in to see her return to the atmosphere. “I ‘ve been waiting 174 days to say this: Good morning, America!” she said throughout the section.
But her wellness isn’t yet guaranteed, so she’s consented to reappear slowly, continuing to work a couple of days per week in the beginning. Together with the approval of her physicians, Roberts expects to finally anchor Good Morning America daily once again.
In July 2013, Roberts made headlines when she was honored in the 2013 ESPYs. She received the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award, that has been presented to Roberts by basketball star LeBron James.
In early January 2014, Roberts formally came out as a gay woman on Good Morning America. She hadn’t openly discussed her sexual orientation prior to this statement. The people also got to view a picture of Roberts’s girlfriend, Amber Laign, on the show, after the news anchor’s revelation.