Robin Roberts–A Deserving Lady
Robin Roberts has recently re-signed, re-enlisted or re-upped with the ABC News as co-anchor for the number one morning news program “Good Morning America.” Ms Roberts has been associated with the ABC network for a period in excess of 20 years. During contract negotiations, Robert’s expressed her desire to be awarded a fair deal with no bid warring involved. Remuneration relative to the new contract is rumored to be 13 to 14 million per year. The actual figure is rumored to be 10 million.
“Over a month ago, they quietly inked a new, long-term, very high seven-figure deal with Robin that will keep [her] at the company for years to come .?.?. it was a friendly negotiation,” said an insider.
“Robin’s been [at ABC News] for over 20 years .?.?. and will be a leader there for a very long time to come.”
Robin’s rise from feature reporter in 1995 to sharing the co-anchor desk with Diane Sawyer since 2005 proves that she can rise to the challenges that come her way including dealing with a health issue that necessitated bone marrow transplant surgery in 2012 and a period of recovery that extended into 2013. Within six months following the surgery, Roberts was back in her chair two to three mornings each week.
Robin Roberts lauds her parents for instilling 3Ds in her life, “Discipline, Determination and De Lord.”
“She made it clear to her reps that she wanted them to drive a fair deal but didn’t want to create any kind of bidding war,” the source said.
The top-rated morning show has been in the unenviable position of having to also negotiate with its other hosts Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer at the same time.
“They’ve been a victim of their own success,” said the source.
“The question is: If Robin got that big a deal, can they open their pocketbooks for everybody? The show’s been a
Roberts, who served as the pace car driver for the 2010 Indy 500, recently met Pope Francis and was included on Barbara Walters’ list of most fascinating people. Prior to 1995, Roberts served as a sportscaster with ESPN.
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