Robin Roberts is an American news reporter who anchors the ABC’s show Good Morning America. She was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome around 6 years back and has undergone a bone marrow transplant for it.
Robin Roberts celebrates her sixth birthday
Robin Roberts said on 20 September 2018:
“Today is my sixth birthday. On this day, six years ago, I underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). I was blessed that my sister, Sally-Ann, was a perfect match, and her stem cells saved my life.”
She also has a breast cancer diagnosis 5 years before MDS but she fought that disease too. She is a survivor and has embraced her survival as a rebirth. She said that she is thriving and not just surviving and always wants to look forward and never backward.
Robin Roberts and her childhood days and family
Robin Roberts was born as Robin Renee Roberts on 23 November 1960 in Alabama. She is 57 now and was raised in South Mississippi in Pass Christian. She was fond of sports in her childhood and used to play basketball and tennis. Her parents are Lucimarian Tolliver and Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts. Her father used to work for the Tuskegee Airmen and was a pilot there. She credits her parents for inculcating in her the three D’s namely Discipline, Determination, and De Lord. She had three older siblings named Sally-Ann, Lawrence Jr., and Dorothy.
She has studied at the Pass Christian High School and has completed her school graduation in 1979. She later attended the Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana and did her degree in communication in 1983. She played in the basketball women’s team at the University. She has American nationality and African-American ethnicity.
Robin Roberts and her broadcasting career
Robin Roberts’ older sister used to work for WWL-TV in New Orleans and Robin also followed her footsteps. She became an anchor for this network. In 1983, she joined WDAM-TV as a sports anchor and reporter and this was in Hattiesburg in Mississippi. After a year, she moved to WLOX-TV in Biloxi area of Mississippi. In 1986, she took up the job of a reporter for WSMV-TV which was situated in Nashville, TN. From 1988 to 1990, she was the sports anchor at the WAGA-TV in Atlanta. Georgia. She also worked as a radio host with the V-103 radio station in Atlanta.
Robin and ESPN and ABC News
She joined ESPN in 1990 and continued to work with them until 2005. She was with the program Sportscenter and she was also working for ABC News from 1995. She was the co-anchor for GMA. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. In her career spanning more than 3.5 decades, Robin has received several awards of excellence for her great work in broadcasting. She has also authored several books. Her net worth is $ 35 million.
Robin Roberts and her personal life
Robin Roberts is a lesbian and openly came out in 2005 when she began a romantic involvement with her partner who is massage therapist Amber Laign.
Robin Roberts has a height of 5 feet and 6 inches and weighs 53 kg. Her figure stats are 34-27-34 inches and she has 8 US shoe size. Her dress size is 5 US. She has black short hair and her eyes are black. She has a huge fan following on her Twitter and Facebook and her Instagram following is 433.4k.
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