Robin Roberts Biography
Robin Roberts is an American television broadcaster currently working as the co-anchor of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”
Robin Roberts Age
Roberts is 61 years old as of 2021. She was born on 23 November 1960 in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 23rd of November every year.
Robin Roberts Height
Roberts stands at an average height of 5 feet4 inches tall.
Robin Roberts Family
She is the daughter of Lucimarian (née Tolliver) and Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts. Roberts praised her parents with fostering the ‘three’ D’s: Diligence, Dedication, and ‘De Lord’ in a 2006 address to the gathered student body at Abilene Christian University. She is the youngest of four, after siblings Sally-Ann, Lawrence, Jr. (nicknamed Butch), and Dorothy. Her father was a Tuskegee Airmen pilot.
Robin Roberts Husband – Spouse
In 2005, Roberts started a romantic relationship with Amber Laign, a massage therapist. While friends and co-workers were aware of her same-sex relationships, in late December 2013, Roberts openly recognized her sexual orientation for the first time. In 2015, she was named as one of their 31 LGBT History Month icons by the Equality Forum.
Robin Roberts Net Worth
Roberts has an estimated net worth of about $45 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Robin Roberts Salary
Roberts earns an annual salary of $18 Million.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Roberts.
|How old is Robin Roberts?||61 years old as of 2021|
|How tall is Robin Roberts?||5 feet4 inches|
|Who is Robin Roberts married to?||Amber Laign|
|How much money does Robin Roberts earn?||$18 Million|
|How much is Robin Roberts worth?||$45 Million|
Robin Roberts Career
Roberts attended the University of Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond, Louisiana, graduating in 1983 with a degree in communication cum laude. She followed in the footsteps of her older sibling, Sally-Ann Roberts, an anchor at New Orleans-based CBS affiliate WWL-TV.
On the January 14, 2007 edition of Costas on the Air, Roberts noted that she was given the scholarship to play basketball at Louisiana State University, but after visiting the campus, she felt the school was too big and impersonal. She saw a road sign for Southeastern Louisiana University on her way back from the visit to Pass Christian, paused for a visit, and wanted to enroll. A tennis scholarship was the only scholarship remaining, and she was told that by the time she graduated, there would be a journalism scholarship. One of the three Lady Lions to score 1,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds is Roberts.
Roberts began her career in 1983 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV. She moved to WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1984. In 1986, she was a WSMV-TV sports anchor and reporter in Nashville, Tennessee. From 1988 to 1990, she was also a sports anchor and reporter at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. She was also a radio host while in Atlanta for radio station V-103.
In February 1990, she joined ESPN as a sportscaster, where she worked till 2005. “She used the catchphrase, “Move ahead with your bad self!” on SportsCenter. In June 1995, Roberts started reporting with ABC News, primarily as a featured reporter for Good Morning America. In 2001, the WBCA awarded the Mel Greenberg Media Award to Roberts.
Roberts served, contributing to both programs, at both ESPN and Good Morning America. She worked mainly as the news anchor at GMA during that period. In 2005, Roberts was elevated to Good Morning America co-anchor. After Diane Sawyer left to anchor ABC World News, Roberts was replaced by George Stephanopoulos as co-anchor of GMA in December 2009. The Roberts-Stephanopoulos team led Good Morning America back to the top of the ratings under their partnership; the program was again the number one morning show in April 2012, replacing NBC’s Today, which had retained the top spot for the past 16 years.
n the fall of 2005, after it was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, Roberts anchored a series of emotional stories from the Mississippi Gulf Coast; her hometown of Pass Christian was extremely hard hit, with its old high school reduced to ashes. Roberts hosted the Academy Awards Awards preshow for ABC on February 22, 2009, and did so again in 2011. In 2010, Hannah Montana appeared as Roberts’ guest on Disney Channel, starring in season 4, episode 10, “Can You See the Real Me?” On May 30, 2010, Roberts drove the Pace Car for the 2010 Indianapolis 50000.
As part of Hall’s class of 2012, Roberts was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame for her contributions to and influence on the women’s basketball game through her television work and play. Roberts was named one of ESPNW’s Impact 25 in 2014. Roberts received the Walter Cronkite Award for Achievement in Journalism in 2014. As part of the class of 2016, Roberts was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She is the Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the 2018 Radio Television Streaming News Foundation.
Robin Roberts ABC News
Roberts is currently working at ABC News where she works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- John Quiñones
- Karen Travers
- Pierre Thomas
- Cecilia Vega
- Elizabeth Vargas
- David Wright
- Nick Watt
- Jeff Zeleny
- Ginger Zee
Robin Roberts Social Media Platforms
Roberts is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 1.1M followers on Twitter, over 712k followers on Instagram, and over 848k followers on Facebook.