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An Interview with Robin Roberts – WSEN’s 2011 Personality of the Year

An Interview with Robin Roberts – WSEN’s 2011 Personality of the Year

Good Morning America Anchor Robin Roberts is one of the most engaging personalities in all of broadcasting, she is also one of the most versatile in the business.  Her resume speaks for itself.  Ms. Roberts has interviewed some of the most influential personalities in the world of sports, politics and entertainment.

When not traveling around the country or the world covering breaking news events, Roberts is at “GMA’s” studio in Times Square conducting interviews with a diverse group of newsmakers. Her headline-making interviews include: President Barack Obama; First Lady Michelle Obama; actor Sidney Poitier; basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on his battle with leukemia; Lisa Niemi on the loss of her beloved husband, Patrick Swayze and pop superstar Janet Jackson after the death of her brother “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson.

Ms. Roberts has also done extensive reporting around the globe. She traveled to the Middle East with former First Lady Laura Bush, who was on a mission to raise awareness about breast cancer in the Muslim world; to Africa with former President Bill Clinton for a first-hand look at the AIDS crisis in that part of the world; and to Mexico, where she scaled the Mayan Pyramids as part of “GMA’s” “The New 7 Wonders of the World” series.

WSENetwork.com’s Denise Saul sat down with the newly elected Hall of Famer.

THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS¨ - RED CARPET ARRIVALS - Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live as "The 83rd Annual Academy Awards" on the ABC Television Network. (photo courtesy of ABC News)

Some Robin Facts:

It was announced at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game in San Antonio that Roberts will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the hall’s class of 2012 for her contributions to and impact on the game of women’s basketball through her broadcasting work.

She joined ESPN as a sportscaster in February 1990 and became well known on Sportscenter for her catchphrase, “Go on with your bad self!” Roberts began to work for ABC News, specifically as a featured reporter, for Good Morning America in June 1995.

For many years, Roberts worked at both ESPN and Good Morning America, contributing to both programs. During that time, she served primarily as the news anchor at GMA. In 2005, Roberts was promoted to co-anchor of Good Morning America.

On February 5, 2011, Southeastern hosted a ceremony to retire Roberts’ jersey 21.

Roberts has earned three Emmy Awards for her sportscasting work at ESPN.

On May 30, 2010 Roberts drove the Pace Car for the 2010 Indianapolis 500.

Robin Roberts biography excerpts courtesy of ABCnews.com

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