She’s Back! Robin Roberts Returns Full-Time To ‘Good Morning America’

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September 4, 2013 ‐ By Ann Brown
Robin Roberts at the 2013 Tennis US Open opening night gala (Joel Ginsburg/WENN.com)

Robin Roberts at the 2013 Tennis US Open opening night gala (Joel Ginsburg/WENN.com)

TV journalist Robin Roberts is back! The New York Times reports that one year after leaving ABC’s Good Morning America for a bone marrow transplant, and six months after returning part-time, she has returned full-time as the show’s co-host.

She returned to a five-day-a-week schedule yesterday morning. Roberts made the announcement at an event recently celebrating the US Open tennis tournament.

“I’m looking forward to it,” she said, according to People magazine. “I want to get back to my full life.”

Her comments came almost a year to the day when Roberts signed off from the show, after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, known as M.D.S., a rare and debilitating blood disorder. She had a bone marrow transplant that saved in September.

During Roberts’ medical leave, ABC anchors Amy Robach and Elizabeth Vargas were her main substitutes. And they continued to fill in after Roberts came back to the morning program part-time in February. Roberts typically worked three or four days a week, adhering to her doctors’ advice about a gradual comeback, reports The Times.

Good Morning America has been pulling in good ratings. The program just celebrated a full year at number one, marking a generational change in morning television, a category that had been led by NBC’s Today show for 16 years, reports the newspaper.

Will you watch Roberts on Good Morning America?

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  • Wanda Simpson

    Welcome back Robin, we missed your class, style and grace. May God continue to bless and heal your body.

  • PICA$$O BABY YEEZU$

    i didnt even know she left but she’s a beautiful woman

  • bluekissess

    Of course. I love her

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