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Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Under her leadership, the broadcast has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program. She has conducted interviews with countless newsmakers, musicians, authors, athletes and celebrities. Additionally, Roberts has done extensive reporting around… Read more
- Battling Breast Cancer
- From the Heart: Rules to Live By
- Living Your Best Life Possible
- Messages of Hope
- Positioning Yourself For Success
Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Under her leadership, the broadcast has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program. She has conducted interviews with countless newsmakers, musicians, authors, athletes and celebrities. Additionally, Roberts has done extensive reporting around the globe.
In 2014, Roberts was honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year. She has also been on the Hollywood Reporter’s New York Power List multiple times. She was voted the “Most Trusted Person on Television” by a Reader’s Digest poll in 2013.
Roberts launched her new production company, Rock'n Robin Productions in September 2014, which creates original broadcast and digital programming for ABC and other networks.
Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007. Five years later she was diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow once known as pre-leukemia. Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant in September of that year. She was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award, Gracie Award and CINE Award for “Robin’s Journey,” reports on her MDS that inspired hundreds of potential bone marrow donors to register. Additionally, Roberts was recognized with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s in July 2013.
In 2001, Roberts was named a “Louisiana Legend” by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. She was also named to the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Advisory Board in January 1998.
Roberts was named co-anchor of “Good Moring America” in May 2005. She began contributing to the morning program in June 1995 and has worked in broadcasting for more than 20 years.
From 1990 to 2005, Roberts was a contributor to ESPN, where she hosted “SportsCenter” and contributed to “NFL PrimeTime.” Previously, Roberts was a sports reporter and anchor at WAGA-TV in Atlanta and a morning personality on WVEE-FM. Roberts began her broadcasting career while in college at WHMD/WFPR Radio in Hammond, LA.
In 1983 Roberts graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She was a standout performer on the women’s basketball team, ending her career as one of the school’s all-time leading scorers and rebounder.
Roberts’ first book, "From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By", was published in 2007. An updated version of the book, including an additional chapter on her battle with breast cancer, was released in 2008.
In her latest memoir "Everybody’s Got Something", Roberts tells the amazing story of her courageous battle against a life-threatening illness, the life lessons she continues to learn, and her inspiring return to the GMA anchor desk.
A native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Roberts currently resides in New York City.
I wanted to let you know the tremendous response that we had to Robin Roberts. The audience adored her-she was funny, intelligent and so lovely. We were so proud to have had her as part of our Speakers Series. Thank you!Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation
Robin Roberts was fantastic! For 50 years, we have been bringing the true movers and shakers of the world in to speak to our audience and I think they will consider Robin to be one of their favorites! She was charming and gracious and her program was intelligent, funny and truly compelling. Thank you for all of your assistance in bringing this wonderful program to be a part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration.Sinai Sunday Evening Forum
On behalf of myself and the more than 3500 attendees at the 2009 Central California Women's Conference, I want to say "thank you". Your speech was a true inspiration to our women. Your personal story, knowledge, energy & passion were exactly the right fit for this group. Many women regarded your keynote as one of the best in the 22 year histroy of the conference.Central California Women's Conference
Thank you for speaking at the Women's Foodservice Forum in Dallas. Every attendee I spoke to raved about your keynote. Your story was inspiring and provided those in the audience a great opportunity to reflect upon their own circumstances.Women's Foodservice Forum
Robin Roberts was the best...an unbelievable professional with a warmth for all she associates with. She was so kind with her time. Thank you IMG Speakers for your quality work!North Dakota State University