November 23, 1960 Robin Rene Roberts, co-host of “Good Morning America,” was born in Andalusia, Alabama but grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
Roberts attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she was a standout performer on the women’s basketball team and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in communications in 1983.
Roberts began her career right after graduation, working as a sports anchor and reporter for various television stations until 1990. In 1990, she joined ESPN as a sportscaster and won three Emmy Awards for her work there. In 1995, she joined ABC News and in 2005 was promoted to co-anchor of “Good Morning America,” a position she continues to hold.
In 2007, Roberts published “From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By.” In 2011, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced that Roberts would be inducted as a contributor in 2012.