Who is Robin Roberts?
Robin Roberts is an American broadcaster who is an anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America, having worked at ESPN for 15 years.
Full Name: Robin Roberts
Age: 59 years old
Date of Birth: November 23, 1960
Place of Birth: Tuskegee, Alabama, USA
Father’s name: Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts
Mother’s name: Lucimarian Roberts
Profession: Anchor, Broadcaster
Net Worth: $35 million
Relationship status: In a relationship
Height: 5 ft. 10 inches
Weight: 64 kg
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Black
Early/Personal life, Family:
She was born Robin Rene Roberts on November 23, 1960, in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA to mother Lucimarian Roberts and father Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts, who was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen.
She has 3 siblings among which she is the youngest. Her siblings are named Sally-Ann Roberts, Lawrence “Butch” Roberts Jr., and Dorothy Roberts.
Career and Education:
She attended Pass Christian High School, graduating as the class of 1979 salutatorian. She then went on to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and graduated cum laude from the same in 1983 with a degree in communication.
She followed her older sister Sally-Ann Robert’s footsteps who worked as an anchor at the CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans.
In 1983, she began working for WDAM-TV, holding the post of sports anchor and reporter. She then moved to WLOX-TV in 1984, WSMV-TV in 1986, and WAGA-TV from 1988 to 1990.
In February 1990, she joined ESPN as a sportscaster for SportsCenter and started working for ABC News’s Good Morning America (GMA) in June 1995. Roberts juggled her time between the two stations for years.
Then she was promoted to co-anchor of Good Morning America in 2005 however, she left ESPN the same year. After she was joined by George Stephanopoulos as co-anchor of GMA, the team led GMA back to the top of ratings in April 2012.
Robin Roberts: Controversy
In March 2011 she took an interview with Chris Brown while promoting his album F.A.M.E. She frequently asked Brown about his relationship with singer Rihanna, whom he had assaulted on February 8, 2009.
In addition, in November 2016, she took an interview with Nate Parker who was there to promote his film Birth Of a Nation, Robin Roberts asked about his 1999 rape charges and went on to ask him if he wanted to apologize.
Relationships and Affairs:
Roberts is currently in a romantic relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign in 2005. She had been open about her sexuality as a lesbian to her co-workers and went public with her sexual orientation in December 2013.
Net worth and Salary:
Her net worth is estimated to be around $35 million and her salary is around $18 million.
Wiki and Facts:
Robin Roberts is active with several hundred thousand followers. She also runs an initiative website- thriverthursday.com.