Robin Roberts Bio, Age, Height, Gay, Wedding, Books, Net Worth

Robin Roberts Biography

Robin Roberts is an American television broadcaster who currently serves as a news anchor for Good Morning America on ABC News. Likewise, she is the host of the Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts  Disney+ interview series. Previously, she worked as a sportscaster for SportsCenter at ESPN.

How old is Robin Roberts? – Age

Robin is 63 years old as of 2024. She was born on November 23, 1960, in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States, and grew up in Mississippi.

How tall is Robin Roberts? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Robin Roberts Mother, Father – Family

Roberts is the daughter of Lucimarian Tolliver and Lawrence E. Roberts. She was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, and raised by her loving parents in Mississippi, United States. She grew up along with her three siblings; Sally-Ann Roberts, Dorothy Roberts McEwen, and Lawrence E. Roberts, Jr.

Robin Roberts Education

Robin graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in communication in 1983.

Is Robin Roberts Married? – Gay

Roberts is openly gay. She is currently married to her wife, Amber Laign. The couple met on a blind date in 2005 before walking down the aisle in September 2023. It is known that they tied the knot in the backyard of their home.

Broadcaster Robin Roberts Photo
Broadcaster Robin Roberts Photo

Robin Roberts Career

Robin is a vastly recognized broadcaster working for ABC News as a morning anchor. Initially, she joined the station as a feature reporter for Good Morning America in June 1995. Likewise, she also served as the host for Wide World of Sports on ABC.

During this time, she led the report coverage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is also known that she co-anchored Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Most noteworthy, she was hired by ESPN as a sportscaster on SportsCenter where she was known for the “Go on with your bad self!” catchphrase. She also worked as a radio host for radio station V-103 in Atlanta. She had her career start in journalism as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, MI.

Afterward, she anchored sports coverage of WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi. She has also worked as a sports anchor and reporter for both WSMV-TV and WAGA-TV. On the other hand, she was featured in Hannah Montana in season 4, episode 10, “Can You See the Real Me?” on Disney Channel.

Net Worth

Jesse has an estimated net worth of $55 Million.

Robin Roberts Health

Robin revealed that she underwent both breast cancer and a bone marrow transplant. More recently, it is known that her wife Amber was also diagnosed with breast cancer and she is still under treatment.


  • Brighter by the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams
  • Everybody’s Got Something
  • From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By
  • I Simply Am
  • Which Sport is Right for You?
  • Sports Injuries


  • Mel Greenberg Media Award
  • Billie Jean King Contribution Award
  • WNBA Inspiration Award
  • Walter Cronkite Award
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