Robin Roberts
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GMA longtime anchor Robin Roberts has graced morning television for twenty years, and before that reported for ESPN.

Robin Roberts Has Been a 'Good Morning America' Anchor for 20 Years


Apr. 13 2022, Published 11:23 a.m. ET

Many people know Robin Roberts as a longtime broadcast journalist with years of experience in sports reporting at ESPN as well as anchoring ABC’s Good Morning America. She’s the author of several books including her newest, Brighter By the Day, and an honorary Harlem Globetrotter. What's her net worth after decades in the journalism industry?

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Robin Roberts

Television Anchor and Journalist

Net worth: $45 million

Robin Roberts has been a part of many Americans’ morning news media for decades, marking her 20-year anniversary with Good Morning America this week. She started her broadcast journalism career at small stations and became an ESPN sportscaster in 1990. Roberts has survived cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and won multiple awards. She is also the author of several books.

Birthdate: November 23, 1960

Education: Southeastern Louisiana University

Partner: Amber Laign

Robin Roberts has a multi-million-dollar net worth.

According to The Sun, Roberts earns $18 million per year as an anchor on Good Morning America (GMA). That salary puts her a bit above co-anchors George Stephanopoulos, at $15 million, and Michael Strahan, at $17 million.

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According to CelebrityNetWorth, Roberts' overall net worth is estimated at $45 million, which could be even higher thanks to her long career in broadcasting.

Roberts with Betty White
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Roberts has interviewed countless celebrities and public figures throughout her career. She shared this photo of her with Betty White after the iconic actress and comedian died in 2021.

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Roberts celebrates her 20th GMA anniversary the same week as her book launches.

In April 2022, Roberts marked 20 years with Good Morning America. She's also officially launching her latest book, Brighter By The Day. Roberts reflected on the gift of being a part of GMA and the joy of being able “to share so much of my story and to be accepted.”

Roberts received the Peabody Award in 2012 for her program Robin’s Journey, which helped increase bone marrow donor registrations.

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In 2013, Roberts was the recipient of the ESPYs Arthur Ashe Courage Award, for courage and strength she showed during her cancer and MDS diagnosis and treatments.

Roberts became an honorary Harlem Globetrotter in 2015, in a nod to her college basketball career. She also received the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Distinguished Service Award.

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In 2021, Roberts also hosted five episodes of Jeopardy! as part of a series of guest hosts following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek.

Robin Roberts has faced serious health challenges, and now partner Amber Laign battles cancer.

Roberts has shared much of her health journey publicly with her GMA audience, first with her 2007 breast cancer diagnosis. She underwent chemotherapy and surgery. In 2012, she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Part of her treatment included a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann.

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Roberts said of her health trials, “We're all a little bit stronger than we know.”

Robin Roberts and Laign
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Amber Laign with Robin Roberts in 2021. The two have been a couple for almost 17 years.

In February 2022, Roberts announced on Twitter that her partner, Amber Laign, had breast cancer and was facing treatments. “She and I have been together almost 17 years and have helped each other through our challenges like my journey with cancer. It’s my turn now to be there for her like she was for me.”


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