Robin Roberts just signed a new deal with ABC News to keep her the co-anchor of “Good Morning America.”
TVNewser reported earlier this month that Roberts was close to signing a deal with the network. The veteran journalist joined the show in 1995 as a feature reporter while also working for ESPN. She later became “GMA’s” newsreader and in 2005 was named co-anchor, alongside Diane Sawyer.
An insider with knowledge of the deal tells TVNewser Roberts will be making in the high seven figures and that the negotiation was very amicable.
“Everybody had the same goal which was to do a fair deal with Robin who has been part of the company for over 20 years and will be for many years more,” says the insider.
Roberts spent much of 2013 recovering from bone marrow transplant surgery she underwent in Sept. 2012. She returned to the show a few days a week in February, and returned fulltime in September. In between she got a standing ovation at the Espy awards, and just yesterday met Pope Francis.
Roberts has also been named one of Barbara Walters‘ Most Fascinating People of 2013.
Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors
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1. Richard Roundtree was diagnosed with a rare male breast cancer in '93 and underwent a double mastectomy at age 61.
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2. Wanda Sykes found out she had breast cancer when she went in for a breast reduction. She opted for a double mastectomy.
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3. Angelina Jolie tested positive for the breast cancer gene BRCA1 in 2014. As a result she had a double mastectomy.
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4. Robin Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and returned to work a month after surgery & chemo. (AP)
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5. Diahann Carroll was diagnosed in 1998 & 10 years later she had a bestselling comedic book about her battle with breast cancer.
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6. Sheryl Crow was diagnosed at age 44 in 2006 and credits early detection to her survival. (AP)
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7. Patti LaBelle was diagnosed in 2005 and is cancer-free today. (Photo: AP)
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8. Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at age 37 and is now cancer free after chemo. (Photo:AP)
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9. Hoda Kotb was diagnosed in 2006 and underwent a mastectomy & reconstructive surgery. She is now cancer-free. (AP)
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10. Fashion designer Betsy Johnson was diagnosed in 2002 is now cancer-free. (Photo: AP)
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11. Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed at age 36 and underwent a double mastectomy. (Photo: AP)
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12. Rene Syler chose to have a preventive mastectomy due to carrying the breast cancer gene. She is cancer-free today and happy.
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13. Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy and is now cancer-free and working harder than ever. (AP)
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14. Poet and author Nikki Giovani battled and conqured both lung and breast cancer.
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15. Melissa Ethridge was diagnosed in 2004 at age 43. She performed at the 2005 Grammy Awards bald, beautiful & cancer-free.
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16. Retired WNBA player Edna Campbell is a breast cancer survivor and penned a Breast Cancer Recovery Manual. (AP)
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17. Cynthia Nixon of Sex & the City fame was diagnosed in 2006. She had a lumpectomy and radiation and is now cancer-free.
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18. Peter Criss The ex-KISS drummer who penned the power ballad “Beth” is one the few faces of male breast cancer & survivor. PR
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19. Actress, director and Oscar-winner Kathy Bates recently revealed she had a double mastectomy and is doing great. PR
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20. Singer, novelist, actress & model Marsha Hunt was diagnosed with Breast cancer in 2004 and is now cancer free. (Pinterest)
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21. Oklahoma state Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre is a survivor and a tireless advocate for breast cancer research. (Flickr)
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22. Nancy Brinker founder of the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation is also a breast cancer survivor. (AP)
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