Robin Roberts is a television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC’s morning show Good Morning America.
Robin Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1984, she moved to WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 1986, she was sports anchor and reporter for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. She was also a sports anchor and reporter at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1988 to 1990. She was also a radio host for radio station V-103 while in Atlanta.
She joined ESPN as a sportscaster in February 1990, where she stayed until 2005. She became well known on Sportscenter for her catchphrase, “Go on with your bad self!” Roberts began to work for ABC News, specifically as a featured reporter, for Good Morning America in June 1995.
In 2001, Robin Roberts received the Mel Greenberg Media Award, presented by the WBCA. For many years, Roberts worked at both ESPN and Good Morning America, contributing to both programs. During that time, she served primarily as the news anchor at GMA. In 2005, Roberts was promoted to co-anchor of Good Morning America. In December 2009, Roberts was joined by George Stephanopoulos as co-anchor of GMA after Diane Sawyer left to anchor ABC World News. Under their partnership, the Roberts-Stephanopoulos team led Good Morning America back to the top of the ratings; the program became the number one morning show again in April 2012, beating NBC’s Today, which had held the top spot for the last 16 years.
In the fall of 2005, Robin Roberts anchored a series of emotional reports from the Mississippi Gulf Coast after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina; her hometown of Pass Christian was especially hard hit, with her old high school completely reduced to rubble.
On February 22, 2009, Roberts hosted the Academy Awards preshow for ABC, and did so again in 2011.
Robin Roberts has earned three Emmy Awards for her sportscasting work at ESPN.
In 2010, Roberts guest starred on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, appearing in season 4, episode 10, “Can You See the Real Me?”. Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) is interviewed by Roberts after revealing she is Hannah Montana. Miley discusses her double life and relives some of her most memorable moments about her friends, her family, her dating life, and how she was able to manage two lives.
On May 30, 2010, Roberts drove the Pace Car for the 2010 Indianapolis 500.
Roberts is inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the hall’s class of 2012 for her contributions to and impact on the game of women’s basketball through her broadcasting work and play.
ESPN awarded its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Robin Roberts at the 2013 ESPY awards this summer.
How Robin Roberts Made Her Money – Television
Estimated Net Worth: $15 Million
Birthday: November 23, 1960