February 09, 2016 | Updated at 08:37 AM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Robin Roberts Returns to 'GMA' 2013 After 5 Months Medical Leave (VIDEO)

Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts has returned to reporting on the hit morning show on Wednesday, Feb. 20. "I have been waiting 174 days to say this 'Good Morning America!'" she said. Watch the video

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Feb 20, 2013 10:58 AM EST
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
"GMA" newscaster Robin Roberts
(Photo : Reuters)


Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts returned to the hit morning show on Wednesday.

Roberts, 52, returned exactly five months after she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat MDS, a rare blood disorder. Roberts' donor was her older sister Sally-Ann Roberts who is also an anchorwoman. Sally-Ann reports for WWL-TV, a CBS affiliate in New Orleans, La.

Robin could not contain her joy about returning to work when she opened the show this morning at 7am EST on ABC.

"I have been waiting 174 days to say this 'Good Morning America!'" she said.

Robin said sitting back at the desk with her GMA co-anchors George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion was surreal.

"I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening," she said. "Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment and I am so full of gratitude."

Robin thanked her medical staff, family and fans for their endearing support during her battle for the rare blood disorder she was diagnosed with five years after she successfully beat breast cancer.

"There's so many people that I want to thank throughout the morning, my doctors and nurses and family and colleagues and people who have sat in this chair and those who have blazed the trail before me," Robin said.

Robin took two of her co-anchors, Elliott and Champion, to her hometown of New Orleans to celebrate and attend the Super Bowl at the end of January. Super Bowl 2013 was held at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Roberts has several milestones to look forward to in her return. Last week, Stephanopoulos announced that she will appear on the red carpet at this year's Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 10.  She is also scheduled to interview first lady Michelle Obama.

ABC will air a special that followed her recovery on 20/20 on Friday, Feb. 22.

Watch the short video below of Robin Roberts return with GMA co-anchors George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion 


© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Khloe Kardshian & Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian'Dumped' James Harden, She & Lamar Are 'Closer Than Ever'

Khloe Kardashian and James Harden are done but what does that mean for her and Lamar Odom?

Ciara

Ciara Uses More Than Words To Clap Back At Future

Ciara has taken action against Future after his Twitter rant against her.

Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan Reveals Beef With 'The Next 15' Co-Star Jennifer Williams, Is She Jealous?

Claudia Jordan of TV One's 'The Next 15' might be on another reality series but she still has the same drama.

Tamar Braxton & Vince Herbert

Tamar Braxton's Husband Is Determined To Have Another Kid With Our Without Her

It looks like Tamar Braxton could be toting another baby bump whether she wants to or not based on her husband Vincent Herbert's statement on WeTV's 'Tamar & Vince.

Joe & Teresa Giudice

Teresa & Joe Giudice Get Candid About Affair Rumors

Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars Teresa & Joe Giudice have broken their silence on speculation that seemed to rock their marriage.

Bobbi Kristina Brown & Whitney Houston (L-R)

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Aunt Moves Forward With Plans To Expose The Truth In Tell-All Book

We might be getting closer to finding out the truth about Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston.

Cardi B

Meet Cardi B's Prison Bae

VH1 'Love & Hip Hop New York' star Cardi B's mystery boyfriend has been revealed.

'House of Cards'

What We Know So Far About Season 4 Of 'House of Cards'

With the release of a bunch of new teasers for season 4 of 'House of Cards' we've got a better sense of things to come.

'The Jungle Book'

Spectacular New Trailer For 'The Jungle Book' Unveiled At Super Bowl

A stunning new trailer for 'The Jungle Book' was unveiled at the Super Bowl.

Dallas Roberts

Sneak Peek Reveals Greg Yates Demanding To See Kelli Giddish On 'Law & Order: SVU-Chicago P.D.' Crossover

A new sneak peek from the much anticipated upcoming 'Law & Order: SVU-Chicago P.D.' crossover episode shows Greg Yates upto his old tricks again.

Real Time Analytics