Robin Roberts

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  • Birth Place: Alabama, United States
  • Profession: Anchor, Reporter
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  • Father, Lawrence E. Roberts, was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and a colonel in the United States Air Force.
  • Played basketball for Southeastern Louisiana University; ended career as one of the all-time leading scorers with 1446 points and 1034 rebounds.
  • Joined ESPN in 1990 as a SportsCenter host, becoming the network's first on-air black anchorwoman.
  • Named one of the NCAA's 100 Most Influential Student-Athletes in 2006; her No. 21 jersey was retired during a ceremony held in February 2011.
  • In 2007, published the book From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By; re-released the book in 2008 to include her struggle with breast cancer.
  • Inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.
  • Announced that she had myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a blood and bone-marrow disease, in June 2012.


  • Dorothy Roberts McEwen — Sister
  • Amber Laign — Significant Other
  • Lucimarian Roberts — Mother
  • Lawrence E. Roberts — Father
  • Lawrence Roberts — Brother
  • Sally Ann Roberts — Sister


  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Iowa, United States (BA in Communications, 1983)


  • Birth Place: Alabama, United States
  • Profession: Anchor, Reporter

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