Is Robin Roberts married? No, she isn’t. However, she is in a same-sex relationship with licensed massage therapist Amber Laign. The gay/lesbian couple has come out openly to the media about their sexuality. They might be thinking to celebrate their wedding too and neither has adopted any children.
They started dating since 2005 but Roberts publicly revealed her sexuality only in December 2013. Equality Forum listed her on the 31 Icons of the 2015 LGBT History Month list. The couple is having a perfect relationship together and often allocates time for celebrating vacation and also had a blissful time in Hawaii. The duo has an age gap of fourteen years. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Roberts:
Who is Robin Roberts?
Born as Robin René Roberts, she landed the planet on November 23, 1960, which makes her age be 60 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an American television newscaster who is well noted for serving ABC’s Good Morning America as an anchor. She started her journey from local television and radio stations and has earned wide popularity after serving ESPN as a sportscaster for 15 years until 2005. She received the 2012 Peabody Award for the coverage of her treatment of the myelodysplastic syndrome.
Early Life and Education
Roberts was born in 1960 and her place of birth is in Alabama. She was born to the parents named Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts (father) and Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts (mother). She spent her childhood days mostly in Pass Christian, Mississippi. As a child, she was active in sports where she used to play tennis and basketball. She is blessed with the other three siblings and was the youngest among the four. Her father used to work with the Tuskegee Airmen as a Pilot.
Talking about her education and academic achievements, she was enrolled at Pass Christian High School from where she completed her graduation in 1979. Later she attended Abilene Christian University where she came out as one of the brilliant students of her batch. She credited her parents who taught her 3D’s: Discipline, Determination, and De Lord in her life while presenting to the assembled student body. In 1983, she received graduating cum laude with a degree in communication from the Southeastern Louisiana University based in Hammond, Louisiana.
She was also highly influenced by her elder sister Sally-Ann Roberts who is also known for serving CBS affiliate WWL-TV as an anchor. She received a scholarship offer at Louisiana State University to play basketball but she denied to accept thinking that the school was impersonal and too big. She later chooses the tennis scholarship and was also assured that she would receive a journalism scholarship after graduating. She also turned as a standout performer on the school’s women’s basketball team where she finished all-time leading scorer of the school.
Career and Professional Life
In 1983, Roberts initiated her professional journalism career by working for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as a reporter and sports anchor. The following year, she moved to Biloxi, Mississippi to join WLOX-TV. Later, she was employed by SMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee as a sports anchor and reporter in 1986. From 1988 to 1990, she was hired by WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia as a reporter and sports anchor. She also contributed to radio station V-103 as a radio host.
Roberts made a big breakthrough in her professional television career by joining ESPN in February 1990 as a sportscaster. She remained in the ESPN network for about 15 years. She was employed for ABC News contributing to the program Good Morning America. WBCA awarded the Mel Greenberg Media Award to her in 2001. She has worked on both ESPN and Good Morning America for some years. She later received a promotion as a co-anchor in 2005 for GMA. Later, she was joined by George Stephanopoulos in the show in December 2009 replacing Diane Sawyer. The duo led the GMA to reach the top of the ratings which turned as the number-one morning show again.
Roberts also appeared in the highlight after taking an interview with singer Chris Brown who was promoting his album named F.A.ME. in March 2012 where she frequently asked the singer about his relationship with famous singer Rihanna. She also interviewed Nate Parker in November 2016 while he was promoting his new film called Birth Of a Nation where she talked about his 1999 charges of rape.
Roberts became the host of the Academy Awards pre-show for ABC on February 22, 2009, and also in 2011. She has also been featured on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. She was also seen driving for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2010. Regarding her broadcasting work and play, Roberts was listed in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
American sports broadcaster Robin Roberts is in the romantic relationship with Amber Laign who could possibly be her future husband/ wife. They have been together since 2005 but their dating life was only known to few close people. She publicly disclosed about her homosexuality in December 2013. The duo has been together for a long time since their mutual friend introduced each other. Talking more about her personal life, Roberts is a Presbyterian and practices Transcendental Meditation.
Former ESPN sportscaster Robin Roberts has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches and weighs about 53 kilograms. She is blessed with short and black hair and needs a shoe size of 8. Her well-built maintained body structure has made her appear much younger and exuberant than her actual age. Roberts’ body measurement is said to be 34-27-34 inches and her bra size is 34B. Talking about her health, she was previously diagnosed with bone marrow related myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2012. Previously, she struggled with breast cancer in 2007 for which she underwent surgery on August 3.
Salary and Net worth
Being one of the most popular television broadcasters, Robin Roberts has amassed an estimated net worth of 35 million USD. She has been receiving an annual estimated salary of 18 million USD. The American newscaster received the Walter Cronkite Award in 2014 in the category for Excellence in Journalism. Another big achievement of her came when she was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She also received the 2018 Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also part of the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and American television star Meghan Markle as a co-anchor which was organized at St. George’s Chapel in London on May 19, 2018.
Wiki and Facts
The bio of Roberts is prepared by most of the recognized wiki sites including IMDb and Wikipedia. One can explore her profile on Instagram @robinrobertsgma where she is being followed by over 535k followers. She is also active on Twitter @RobinRoberts where she has garnered more than 1.16 million followers.