Celebrity Speaker Robin Roberts is a picture of excellence in TV journalism. She was a well-respected sportscaster with ESPN for 15 years before entering the world news sector with ABC. She is now a beloved co-anchor of Good Morning America alongside Amy Robach, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Laura Spencer and Ginger Zee. Robin is a breast cancer survivor who has become an outspoken advocate for the cancer research community. Each year she is heavily involved with the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research as well as appearing as a Keynote Speaker at breast cancer awareness events across the country each year. Robin faced another health scare in 2012 when she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). She was able to find a bone marrow donor and received a Peabody Award for allowing ABC to document her battle and helping encourage others to donate bone marrow to save lives. In 2012, Robin was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and in 2014, she was named one of ESPNW’s Impact 25.
Robin got her start as a sportscaster in college working at WHMD/WFPR Radio in Louisiana. From there, Celebrity Speaker Robin Roberts moved to Hattiesburg, MS to work for WDAM-TV. As her skills started to get recognized, Robin’s experience expanded as well. Every few years she moved to a bigger city with a more popular network. After WDAM-TV, she moved to Biloxi to work as a reporter for WLOX-TV and from there, Nashville to work for WSMV-TV. Her final job before working for ESPN was as a morning personality for Atlanta’s top-rated morning program, WVEE-FM. Robin gained national clout as an on-air personality when she worked as an anchor on ESPN’s flagship program, SportsCenter. After a successful 15-year career at ESPN, Robin was named co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America.
She published her first book in 2007 titled From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By. Following her cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy, Robin released another book this time titled From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By. These books enlightened readers on her keys to success. In 2014, Robin published her memoir titled Everybody’s Got Something that reflects back on the unexpected journey of her life.