YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRobin Roberts

Robin Roberts

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After an abrupt departure from the set of "Good Morning America" a few weeks ago, Robin Roberts returned to the couch to resume co-anchoring duties on Monday. And good news for those concerned about her health, Roberts says she's feeling much better. That's not to say the "GMA" star's medical worries are behind her. She's still set to take a longer medical leave in the coming weeks in order to have a bone-marrow transplant from her sister to help her battle MDS, a blood and bone-marrow disorder  she was diagnosed with in June.
March 30, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Josh Elliott is leaving "Good Morning America" and being replaced in the news anchor chair by Amy Robach, ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced Sunday in a memo to his staff. "As many of you know, we have been negotiating with Josh these past several months," Sherwood wrote in the email. "In good faith, we worked hard to close a significant gap between our generous offer and his expectations. In the end, Josh felt he deserved a different deal and so he chose a new path. " Elliott is joining NBC Sports.
September 7, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's been a rocky few weeks for fans of "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts. She's been on and off the show abruptly in anticipation of an upcoming bone marrow transplant. But she's always been good about keeping viewers informed about the latest developments in her battle with the blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome. On Thursday, she told Twitter followers that she was "Back home in NYC. Will rest a few days. Doctors orders to put on a lil weight...that's a first.
February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Just a few more days until the Oscars on Sunday, but host Ellen DeGeneres took time out from her daily show duties and prep for the big show to sit down with Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" on Thursday morning. Even though DeGeneres has hosted the Oscars once before, back in 2007, she says that the Academy Awards audience and the audience for her daytime talker, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" are vastly different. The audience for her daytime show "comes to see me and they travel from ... all over the world to come to a taping," DeGeneres explained.
August 31, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Robin Roberts abruptly left "Good Morning America"for her medical leave a day early on Thursday and now the reason is clear. She was rushing to be with her ailing 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian, in Mississippi, before she passed away Thursday night. "Good Morning America's" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos made the announcement on Friday's show, telling viewers that Robin did make it home to see her mother in time. According to People , a note was passed to "Good Morning America" staffers on Thursday night in which senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski explained, "Robin arrived home with her sister Sally Ann forging through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved Mother in time to see her. " The note also pointed out that Lucimarian "was the first African American to head Mississippi's Board of Education.
June 11, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Robin Roberts, who overcame breast cancer five years ago, is battling another health scare. The  “Good Morning America” anchor announced Monday that she has myelodysplastic syndrome , a disease of the blood and bone marrow, that was likely caused by her cancer treatment. The 51-year-old anchor learned of the diagnosis on what was supposed to be a victorious day: when "GMA" beat NBC's “Today” show in ratings for the first time in 16 years, she said in a statement on the network's website: "Talk about your highs and lows!"
August 27, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Friday will be Robin Roberts' last day on “Good Morning America” before she goes on medical leave to receive a bone-marrow transplant, the show confirmed via Twitter early Monday. Roberts also discussed her impending departure with co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer. “I can't imagine not getting up and being here,” she said on the air. Roberts also told viewers she'd check into the hospital on Tuesday but that it would be 10 more days before the transplant - via a donation from her sister, Sally - would actually take place.
April 18, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Two months after resuming her duties on "Good Morning America," Robin Roberts revealed she was hospitalized last week.  Roberts offered the news on her Facebook page Thursday morning in addressing her absence from covering the Boston bombings. While on vacation in Key West, the "GMA" personality began to feel under the weather. "Nothing serious," she wrote, saying she flew back to New York City and was admitted to a hospital for "a few days. " "Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off 'opportunistic infections.'" Roberts had recently taken a six-month medical leave for a bone-marrow transplant after she contracted myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder.
February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Good Morning America" hosts Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer will be joining Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly and model Tyson Beckford for ABC's pre-Oscars red carpet show, "Red Carpet Live. " Ryan Seacrest and the E! crew may cover the red carpet for hours before the Oscars, but the ABC show has the benefit of airing directly before the Oscars at 4 p.m. PST on March 2. Roberts, Spencer and the crew will be stationed outside the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland chatting with the nominees and presenters as they arrive for what people call Hollywood's biggest night.
January 31, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Amanda Knox said in an emotional interview on Friday that news of the Italian court reinstating her murder conviction in the 2007 killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher hit her "like a train. " "I did not expect this to happen," Knox told Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America. "I really expected so much better from the Italian justice system. They found me innocent before. " The 26-year-old shared a house in the Italian town of Perugia with Kercher, then 21, who was found partially naked in a pool of blood, her throat slashed.
December 30, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts certainly generated a lot of headlines in 2013, most of which had to do with the popular newswoman's health. At the close of the year, Roberts is opening up about her personal life, as she publicly acknowledged for the first time that she is gay. In a Facebook message posted Sunday, Roberts wrote, "I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together. I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery.
December 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Robin Roberts has revealed that she is a lesbian, going public with the fact that she has been in a "longtime" same-sex relationship in a reflective message to fans.  The "Good Morning America" host publicly battled breast cancer in 2007 and was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 2012 that resulted in a bone marrow transplant and an ongoing health battle through 2013. On Sunday, the 53-year-old took to Facebook to share her gratitude to friends, family and fans, quietly outing herself and her girlfriend, Amber Laign.
December 30, 2013 | By Carla Hall
When “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts posted a Facebook message on Sunday expressing gratitude for all the support she got during her long and much-publicized recovery from a bone marrow transplant, that was hardly news.  She's talked expansively about her health struggles on her ABC-TV morning show and on  Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People of 2013" TV special, and allowed video cameras to capture her weeping in her hospital bed. ...
December 17, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES The Sing-Off The groups perform songs from movies in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC Mob City Siegel's (Edward Burns) trial approaches when a massacre destroys Captain Parker's (Neal McDonough) plans and leaves the LAPD at a loss in the series' conclusion.
October 10, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- Distance swimmer Diana Nyad pulled herself from a pool in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, finishing a 48-hour swim to raise funds for Superstorm Sandy victims that she declared was even harder than her historic Havana-to-Key West feat. "I thought for sure ... that the ocean would be much harder," Nyad, 64, told Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America" as she stood shivering seconds after the swim ended. "This one was a bear. " Nyad said she had never swum so long in a pool -- this was a 40-yard-long one set up in Herald Square -- and wasn't certain she could make it to 48 hours.
August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Robin Roberts has been steadily easing back into her anchor role for "Good Morning America" ever since she took time off last summer for a bone marrow transplant. But after Labor Day, Roberts will finally be back full time. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Roberts, who has been doing four-day weeks for the last few months, picked a four-day workweek (after Labor Day) to return full time. INTERACTIVE: Fall 2013 TV preview " But I love that I start on a four-day week....
Los Angeles Times Articles