1. 1. Robin Roberts is the youngest of four children. Her father was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen.
2. 2. Roberts grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where she played basketball and tennis. (AP)
3. 3. Roberts attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. (PRPhotos)
4. 4. Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter in Hattiesburg, Miss. (PRPhotos)