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Robin Roberts Biography

Robin Roberts Biography Born Name       :  Robin René Roberts Born                  : November 23, 1960 (age 51), Pass Christian Educa...


Robin Roberts Biography

Born Name       :  Robin René Roberts
Born                  : November 23, 1960 (age 51), Pass Christian
Education          : Southeastern Louisiana University
Siblings             : Sally-Ann Roberts, Dorothy Roberts McEwen, Lawrence E. Roberts, Jr.
Parents               : Lawrence E. Roberts, Lucimarian Tolliver
TV shows           : Good Morning America, SportsCenter
 Occupation        : News anchor
Years active        : 1983–Present


Robin Roberts was born November 23, 1960 is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's morning show Good Morning America 
Roberts grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where she played basketball and tennis, among other sports. She attended Pass Christian High School and graduated as the class of 1979 salutatorian.Her parents are Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts and Lucimarian Roberts. In a 2006 presentation to the assembled student body at Abilene Christian University, Roberts credited her parents as cultivating the "three Ds: Discipline, Determination, and "De Lord." She is the youngest of four children with siblings Sally-Ann, Lawrence, Jr. "Butch", and Dorothy. Her father was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airme 

Roberts attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, graduating cum laude in 1983 with a degree in communication. She followed in the footsteps of her older sister Sally-Ann Roberts, an anchor at the CBS affiliate WWL in New Orleans.

Roberts noted on the January 13, 2007, edition of Costas on the Radio that she was offered a scholarship to play basketball at Louisiana State University but thought the school too big and impersonal after visiting the campus. On her way back to Pass Christian from that visit, she saw a road sign for Southeastern Louisiana University, stopped to visit and decided to enroll. The only scholarship left was a tennis scholarship, and she was promised that there would be a journalism scholarship by the time she would graduate. She went on to become a standout performer on the women's basketball team, ending her career as the school's third all-time leading scorer (1,446 points) and rebounder (1,034). She is one of the only three Lady Lions to score 1,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds. During her senior season, she averaged a career-high 15.2 points per game. On February 5, 2011, Southeastern hosted a ceremony to retire Roberts' jersey 21

Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1984, she moved to WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 1986, she was sports anchor and reporter for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. She was also a sports anchor and reporter at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1988 to 1990. She was also a radio host for radio station V-103 while in Atlanta.

source: wikipedia

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