The energy and the enthusiasm that the sports anchor creates during the game make their job challenging and even more exciting at the same time. Robin Roberts is a Television broadcaster who works as an anchor for the ABC’s 'Good Morning America.' She came to prominence as a sports anchor on ESPN where she used to work for more than 15 years. She is not just a reporter but was also a basketball player herself and is one of the three Lady Lions to score 1000 career points.
Career and Accomplishment:
Robin was a standout performer as a basketball player on her college team and became the third all-time high scorer during her time there. After graduating from the college team, she joined the WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to begin her career as a broadcaster. During this period she worked at multiple media network including a radio station.
She became a part of the ESPN in February 1990. It marked the beginning of her extensive and skillful career as a sports anchor that stayed until 2005. After having created a name for herself as one of the best anchors, she also began a job at the ABC News Network to become a featured reporter for Good Morning America in 1995 and helped improve the ratings of the show.
How Much Is Robin’s Net Worth?
There’s no limitation of the popularity of this journalist and her show. She is also a well-paid host of the show who reportedly earns an annual salary of $18 Million dollars. She has an exquisite net worth of $35 million dollars. So from this, we can know about her tremendous success in the journalism career.
She has been a part of every major report on the show 'Good Morning America' and even anchored a series of emotional reports during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. She won Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2014 and became an inductee of a Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2016.
Battle With Cancer and Successful Recovery!
In the year 2007, she had the brush with breast cancer which was in an early stage. She had to go under surgery on August 3 of the same year and got followed by multiple chemotherapies and radiation treatment. In 2012 she again had to deal with cancer and bad health, but this time, was with a disease of bone marrow.
When the news went public, the number of donors increased by 1800%, and she went through the process of bone marrow transplant. She recovered fully from the disease and became an example of a brave woman.
What’s Her Relationship Status?
Although America is one of the most liberal countries in the world, many factors make the life of the people of LGBTQ community difficult. It is the reason that causes many of them hide their real sexual orientation and the in particular celebrities are the one to do it.
In the December of 2013, after successfully battling cancer she revealed the fact she was a lesbian and thanked her longtime girlfriend and partner Amber Laign, which became an open relationship in media. It was the first time she opened up about the relationship and many people admired her for doing so.
She has now even gone on to go on an outing with her lovely girlfriend even on shows and events with the recent one being '11th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards' to ensure a safe environment for LGBTQ children in schools. She maintains a low profile keeping her personal life secret, but the couple looked cute when they appeared together. She has not married till the date or had a husband.
Conclusively, Robin Roberts currently aged 56 was born on 23rd November 1960 in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S. She was born to parents Lucimarian (née Tolliver) and Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts and is the youngest of four siblings. The American National is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University in communication and belongs to mixed ethnicity. She was always an athletic person and maintains an incredible body with a proper measurement that stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 10 inches.