Robin Roberts - Biography

Last Modified: Jan 1, 2020

Robin Roberts
Profession: Anchor, Broadcaster
Best Known For: Good Morning America
Salary: $18 million
Net Worth: $35 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 23, 1960 (age 60)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Robin Roberts
Birth Place: Tuskegee, Alabama, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts
Mother's Name: Lucimarian Roberts
Siblings: 3

Sally-Ann Roberts (older sister)
Lawrence Roberts Jr. (older brother)
Dorothy Roberts (older sister)

High School: Pass Christian High School
University: Southeastern Louisiana University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Amber Laign

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 64 kg (141.10 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: A

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Who is Robin Roberts?

Robin Roberts is a broadcaster by profession and American by nationality. She currently is an anchor for ABC's Good Morning America, having worked at ESPN for 15 years.

Robin Roberts – Age, Parents, Siblings, Education, Ethnicity

Robin Roberts’ birth took place on November 23, 1960, in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA. She was born as Robin Rene Roberts to mother Lucimarian Roberts and father Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts, who was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has 3 siblings among which she is the youngest. Her siblings are named Sally-Ann Roberts, Lawrence “Butch” Roberts Jr., and Dorothy Roberts.

Robin Roberts during high school senior year (Image: Instagram)

For education Robin Roberts studied at 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.

Robin Roberts – Career

Early Career

After completing her education, she took to her older sister Sally-Ann Robert’s footsteps who worked as an anchor at the CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans. 

In 1983 Robin Roberts started her professional career 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.

With ESPN, ABC

In February 1990 Robin Roberts landed the opportunity to join ESPN as a sportscaster for SportsCenter. She also began to work for ABC News’s Good Morning America (GMA) in June 1995. Roberts juggled her time between the two stations for years.

Robin Roberts was promoted to co-anchor of Good Morning America in 2005 and 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 with co-anchor George Stephanopoulos (right) (Image: Good Housekeeping)

Others

Aside from her work with ESPN and ABC, Roberts is also known for anchoring Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, for hosting Academy Awards pre-show for ABC in 2010 and 2011 and co-anchored Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018. 

Moreover, she has appeared in season 4, episode 10 of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana and was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Robin Roberts – Awards, Nominations

Roberts has been awarded Mel Greenberg Media Award (2001), Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism (2014),  Radio Television Digital News Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award (2018).

Robin Roberts – Controversy

She had been a subject of controversy with two of her interviews. In March 2011 she interviewed 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.

Similarly in a November 2016 interview 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.

Robin Roberts – Girlfriend, Sexuality, Partner, Wife, Children

Roberts began 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.

Robin Roberts, Amber Laign (Image: Splash News)

She and her girlfriend Amber have been dating for well over a decade but are yet to marry, have children.

Robin Roberts – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth and annual salary have been estimated at around $35 million and $18 million respectively.

Robin Roberts – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handle including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Robin Roberts is active with several hundred thousand followers. She also runs an initiative website- thriverthursday.com.

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