She was born as Robin René Roberts on November 23, 1960, which makes her age be 58 years old now. Professionally, she is an American television newscaster who is well noted for serving ABC’s News Channel Good Morning America as an anchor. She joined her journey from local television and radio stations and has earned wide popularity after serving ESPN as a sportscaster for 15 years until 2005. She has received the 2012 Peabody Award for the coverage of her treatment of the myelodysplastic syndrome.
In the years of 1983, Roberts initialized her professional journalism career by working for “WDAM-TV” in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as a reporter and sports TV anchor. The last year, she builds up to Biloxi, Mississippi to join “WLOX-TV”. Later, she was employed by channel “SMV-TV” in “Nashville”, “Tennessee” as a sports TV anchor and good reporter in 1986. From 1988 to 1990, she hired by “WAGA-TV” in Atlanta, Georgia as a reporter and sports TV anchor. She also gives up to radio station “V-103” as a radio host.
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Robin Roberts Professional Career
Roberts develops a big development in her professional television career by joining “ESPN” in February 1990 as a sportscaster. She was employed for “ABC News” subsidized to the program Good Morning America. She has worked here on both” ESPN” and Good Morning America for some years. Later she received a promotion as a co-anchor in 2005 for “GMA” award. Later, she was joined by George Stephanopoulos a show in December 2009 replacing Diane Sawyer. The duo led the GMA to reach the top ratings which turned as the number-one morning show again.
Roberts recently announced 12-part digital documentaries she would be hosting and producing. The series, which will be sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, airs every Thursday under the name “Thriver Thursday.” The series points to present the lives of individuals who have overcome great odds and managed to thrive in spite of calamity.
According to the Thriver Thursday website, this is a leadership meant to put the spotlight on “thrivers,” which are defined as “people who defend, achieve their goals, and even beat them despite life-altering circumstances.” Roberts will interview people who have “experienced a catastrophic diagnosis, accidentally loss, divorce, and personal deception. These are the people who handled a choice and they chose to thrive,” says the series description.
Robin Roberts Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
Roberts was born in the year 1960 and her place of birth is in Alabama America. She was born to the parents named Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts (father) and Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts (mother). She spent her childhood days most likely in Pass Christian, Mississippi. As in a child, she was active in sports where she used to play tennis and basketball games. She is blessed with the other three siblings and was the youngest among the four in the family. Her father used to work with the Tuskegee Airmen as a Pilot officer.
Talking about her education and academic achievements, she was enrolled at Pass Christian High School from where she completed her graduation in the year 1979. Later she attended Abilene Christian University where she came out as one of the brilliant student’s batches. She awarded her parents who taught her 3D’s: Discipline, Determination, and De Lord in her life while declaring to the assembled student body. In 1983, she received graduating cum loudly with a degree in communication from the Southeastern Louisiana University based in Hammond, Louisiana. She was also highly influenced by her elder sister “Sally-Ann Roberts” who was also known for serving CBS affiliate WWL-TV as an anchor. She was awarded a scholarship offer at Louisiana State University to play basketball but she rejects to accept thinking that the school was impersonal and too big. She later chooses the tennis scholarship and was also assured that she would receive a journalism scholarship after graduating completing. She also turned as an extraordinary performer on the school’s women’s basketball team where she finished all-time leading scorer of the school
Robin Roberts Body Measurements, Cancer
Former “ESPN” sportscaster Robin Roberts has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches and weighs about 53 kgs. She blessed with short and black hair and needs a shoe size of no 8. Her powerful maintained body structure has made her appear much younger and animated than her actual age. Roberts’ body measurement is said to be 34-27-34 inches and her beautiful bra size has 34 B. Talking regarding her health, she has previously diagnosed fatal diseases with bone marrow related myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in the year 2012. Lastly, the fight with breast cancer in the year 2007 for which she underwent through surgery on August 3.
As one of the most popular television broadcasters, Robin Roberts has collected an approximately net worth of 35 million USD. She has been receiving an annual approximately salary of 18 million USD. The American newscaster received the Walter Cronkite Award in the year 2014 in the category for Excellence in Journalism. Another great achievement of her came when she was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She has also received the 2018 honourable Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She became also the part of the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and American television star Meghan Markle as a co-anchor which was organized at St. George’s Chapel in London on May 19, 2018.