Robin Roberts is a television anchor, New York Times Best Selling author, cancer survivor, and celebrity speaker for hire. Co-anchor of Good Morning America, Roberts has had a very public battle with breast cancer. She also openly struggles with a disease of the bone marrow. Since her diagnoses, Roberts uses her platform to inspire others to persevere and dream big regardless of their circumstances.
Recently appointed a mentor for Disney’s #DreamBigPrincess campaign, Robin is a role model for women and girls everywhere. In September 2018, Bob Wright Symposium on Business Empowerment hired Robin Roberts to make a keynote speech. This is a business and networking event catering to minority entrepreneurs. Robin also spoke at the 2018 Breakthrough conference, sharing her story with healthcare leaders and researchers.
Robin first announced her cancer diagnosis in 2007. She had undergone eight chemo treatments and six and half weeks of chemotherapy by January of 2008. Beating cancer, Robin returned to her post at GMA and had to once again announce her leave when she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012. Be the Match Registry: The National Marrow Donor Program saw a 1,800% increase in bone marrow donations the day Robins announced her illness. Upon her return in February 2013, Robin was honored with a Peabody Award for allowing ABC to broadcast her rare illness and raise awareness. Radio Television Digital News Foundation also honored her with their Lifetime Achievement Award this year for excellence in journalism.
Beginning her career as a sportscaster, Robin worked at ESPN for eleven years before switching to GMA full-time. Former host of Sportscenter, she is also part of ESPNW’s 2014 Impact 25. Robin has also been in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame since 2016.
Furthermore, Robin is an accomplished New York Times Best Selling Author. She released her first book, From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By in 2007. It outlines the seven rules she followed to personal success. From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By, disregards popular opinion that you have to color outside the lines to achieve greatness. Robin reinforces that there are particular standards one must uphold to achieve their goals. In 2014, Robin released Everybody’s Got Something, a New York Times Best Selling memoir.
Celebrity Speaker Robin Roberts perseveres through the unknown and can help your audience find the strength to take on life’s challenges head on.
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