The Arizona State University announced that Robin Roberts, the award-winning anchor of Good Morning America on ABC News, will get the 2014 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Roberts will accept the 31st annual award, given by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at a luncheon ceremony on 6th of October at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Last year Bob Schieffer, moderator of Face the Nation won the prestigious award.
“I’m truly humbled to join the list of remarkable journalists who have received the Walter Cronkite Award,” said Roberts. “I'm honored to be selected and look forward to spending time with the students at Arizona State University. I know we're all in great hands with this next generation of journalists.”
Robin Roberts was named co-anchor of “Good Morning America” in 2005, leading the broadcast to the top of the morning show ratings and three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program.
With more than 20 years of broadcasting experience, Roberts has conducted interviews with newsmakers that include President Barack Obama, Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
From 1990-2005, Roberts was a contributor to ESPN, serving as one of the network’s most versatile commentators. Her assignments included anchoring “SportsCenter” and contributing to “NFL Primetime.” She also served as a contributor to “Good Morning America” while working at ESPN.
Robin Roberts endured personal battles with a rare bone marrow disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012 and breast cancer in 2007. For her courageous spirit, she has been recognized with awards and honors, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS and the prestigious Peabody Award for “Robin’s Journey” in 2013.
A couple weeks ago Robin Roberts told Jimmy Kimmel about his role in her cancer battle. Watch the clip below.
Via the ASU site.