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“Good Morning America”
Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC Good Morning America. Under her leadership, the broadcast has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program.
In 2014, Roberts received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and was named one of Glamour's Women of the Year. She has appeared on the Hollywood Reporter's New York Power List multiple times. She was voted the Most Trusted Person on Television by a Reader's Digest poll in 2013.
Roberts launched her production company, Rock'n Robin Productions in September 2014, which creates original broadcast and digital programming for ABC and other networks.
When not traveling around the world covering breaking news events, Roberts is at GMA studio in Times Square conducting interviews with a diverse group of newsmakers. Her headline-making interviews include President Barack Obama on his support of marriage equality, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, First Lady Michelle Obama, Amanda Knox, US women's soccer star Hope Solo and NBA Superstar LeBron James.
Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007. Five years later, she faced another health battle. In June 2012, she was diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow once known as pre-leukemia.
Her courageous, public battle has been recognized with awards and honors, including The Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, and Gilda's Club. Roberts was also honored with a George Foster Peabody Award, Gracie Award and CINE Award for Robin's Journey, reports on her MDS that inspired hundreds of potential bone marrow donors to register. Roberts was recognized with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY's in July 2013 for the courage she displayed throughout her life and career.
In 1983, Roberts graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She was a standout performer on the women's basketball team, ending her career as one of the school's all-time leading scorers (1,446 points) and rebounder (1,034). In 2012, Roberts was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.