Robin Roberts Biography and Wiki
Robin René Roberts is an American television broadcaster. She anchors ABC’s Good Morning America and was the first woman of color and the first openly LGBTQ+ woman to host the American TV game show Jeopardy.
Robin Roberts Age and Birthday
Roberts was born on November 23, 1960, in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America. She is currently 62 years old.
Robin Roberts Height
Roberts stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m) and weighs approximately 68 kg.
Robin Roberts Family and Siblings
Roberts is the daughter of Lucimarian and Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts. Her father was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen. She is the youngest of four following siblings Sally- Ann, Lawrence, Jr (nicknamed Butch), and Dorothy.
Robin Roberts Relationship, Amber Laign
Roberts is a Lesbian and happily married to her girlfriend Amber Laign. The two love birds have been together since 2005.
Robin Roberts Education
Roberts attended Pass Christian High School and graduated as the class of 1979 salutatorian. She later joined Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, graduating cum laude in 1983 with a degree in communication.
Robin Roberts Broadcasting Career, ABC
Robin joined ESPN as a sportscaster in February 1990, where she stayed until 2005. She also began to work for ABC News, specifically as a featured reporter for Good Morning America in June 1995. In 2005, Roberts was promoted to co-anchor of Good Morning America.
Roberts was joined by George Stephanopoulos as co-anchor of GMA in December 2009 and they led Good Morning America back to the top of the ratings. The show became the number one morning show in April 2012 beating NBC’s Today which had led the top spot for the previous 16 years.
Roberts hosted Academy Awards preshow for ABC in 2009 and 2011. Robert also co-anchored the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. Following the death of Alex Trebek, Roberts served as a guest host on Jeopardy! for five episodes. After her long successful career at ABC, she celebrated her 20th anniversary with Good Morning America in April 2022 and was honored with a plaque featuring her name on the grounds of Time Square.
Robin Roberts’s Net Worth
Robin has an estimated net worth of $50 million which she has majorly accumulated through her appearances on the television screen.
Robin Roberts Salary
Roberts is currently the highest-paid GMA anchor. The longtime news personality earns an annual estimated salary of $18 million.
Robin Roberts Awards
- Roberts received the Mel Greenberg Media Award, presented by the WBCA in 2001.
- In 2014, she won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
- She received the 2018 Radio Television Digital News Foundation Lifetime Achievement award.
- She also received the National Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Service Award in 2018 as well.