» American Television Broadcaster, Robin Roberts
Posted On: Mar 24, 2013
Robin Roberts is an American television broadcaster. She anchors Good Morning America (GMA) for ABC News.
Robin was born on November 23, 1960 to Lucimarian Tolliver and Colonel Lawerence E. Roberts. Robin spent her early age in Pass Christian, Mississippi. She went to Pass Christian High School and graduated in 1979. She holds a B.A. in communication from Southeastern Louisiana University. She got a scholarship at Louisiana State University to play basketball. The campus being too big and impersonal for her, she ended up joining Southeastern Louisiana University. She stood out in her performance on the women’s basketball team. She became third all-time leading scorer with 1,446 points and rebounder with 1,034 in the school. The university hosted a ceremony to retire Roberts’ jersey 21 on February, 2011.
Roberts started her career by working as a sports anchor and reporter at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1983. She was inspired by her older sister Sally-Ann Roberts who anchored at WWL, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans. Soon after, she switched to WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1986. She became sports anchor and reporter for WSMV-TV (Nashville, Tennessee) n 1986). From 1988-1990, she worked as a sports anchor and reporter for WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Besides, she also hosted for V-103, radio station in Atlanta.
Roberts joined as a sportscaster at ESPN and worked there from 1990 to 2005. She was honored with Mel Greenberg Media Award by WBCA in 2001. She worked both at ESPN and ABC News (as an anchor and co-anchor) for years. She and her co-partner George Stephanopoulos in a team beated NBC’s Today and led GMA on the top of the ratings as the number one morning show in April 2012. She appeared anchoring emotional reports of Hurricane Katrina occurred at Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005. She served as a host for the Academy Awards preshow in ABC News in the years 2009 and 2011. She received three Emmy Awards for her work as a sportscaster at ESPN.
Roberts earns an annual salary of $6 million and her net worth is $14 million. Her height is 1.78 m. She doesn’t have any boyfriend. However, it is rumored that she has a girlfriend. She has no husband as she is not married. She has often been rumored to be gay but she doesn’t indicate to have any partner in the public.