Robin Roberts is an American news broadcaster who presently works at ABC. She began her career in Mississippi as a sports anchor. In 2005 she got promoted to a co-anchor for the show ‘Good Morning America.’ Let’s find out how much is Robin Roberts’s net worth in 2019.
Robin Rene Roberts was born on 23rd November in 1960. She was born in Alabama though she grew up in Mississippi. There she played tennis and basketball. She went to Pass Christian High School and graduated from there in 1979. Her father was a colonel in the United States Army, Lawrence E. Roberts. She has three more siblings.
She attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Louisiana. She graduated with a degree in communication in 1983. She got a Scholarship from Louisiana State University to play basketball, but she did not like the campus. Rather she joined Southeastern Louisiana University and played very well.
She started her career in 1983 in Mississippi as a reporter and sports anchor. After three years she joined WSMV-TV as a reporter and anchor. She worked as a radio host in Atlanta for the station V-103. In 1990 she joined ESPN. From June 1995 she started working as a reporter on Good Morning America. For many years she contributed to both channels.
After Diane Sawyer left Roberts joined GMA. She hosted the pre-show of Oscar for ABC. In the year of 2010, she made a guest appearance in the show teen Hannah Montana on Disney Channel. Roberts wrote three books. Her first book published in 2007. The title was From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By. Her second book was From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By. Her third book Everybody’s Got Something was published in 2014.
Awards & achievements
Robin Roberts hosted pre -Oscar awards for two times. In 2001 Roberts was awarded Mel Greenberg Media Award which was presented by WBCA. In 2014 she received The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. In her long broadcasting career, she received two Emmys.
In 2012 she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Women’s Basketball as a part of class 2012 she was also inducted into the Hall of Fame of Sports broadcasting as a part of 2016 class. In 2013 she received Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN.
Net worth of Robin Roberts
Till 2014 she made $14000000 a year from Good Morning America. Her estimated net worth is $30 million. In 1990 Roberts joined the sportscasting team of ESPN. The 57 years old news broadcasted has worked over a decade in ESPN. In 2013 she signed a contract with GMA which paid her $14 million until the year 2015. From 2016 she has been getting $18 million per year.
She is a Presbyterian. In 2007 she was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer. She went through a surgery in 2008, and after that, she had to take 8 chemo treatments and then one and a half month of radiation treatment. In 2012 she was diagnosed with a bone marrow disease. She has been dating Amber Laign since 2005. She is a massage therapist. She acknowledged her sexual orientation publicly.