Robin Roberts returning to full-time status at 'GMA'
Co-anchor will leave behind her lighter recovery schedule after Labor Day
Look out "Today." Robin Roberts will return to co-anchoring "Good Morning America" on a full-time basis after the holiday weekend.
"The day after Labor Day, I’ll be back to a five-day-a-week schedule," Roberts told reporters at a United States Open event. "I'm looking forward to it. I want to get back to my full life."
A year ago, Roberts took medical leave from "GMA" so that she could undergo a bone-marrow transplant on Sept. 20, 2012 to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. During Robert's initial absence and recovery, the show called in some big names to cover for her, including Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, Jessica Simpson and Ann Romney. The guest anchors and the public's good feelings for Roberts helped "GMA" remain strong in its ratings war with "Today."
Since Roberts returned in February, she's clocked in three to four days a week and "GMA" has remained a ratings winner.
Now, the "GMA" co-anchor says she's 90 percent recovered and with a new TV season kicking off, she's ready to be back at the desk, full time.
"To be able to feel stronger and a little more active, it's great to feel that way again," Roberts said.
"Good Morning America" airs weekday mornings on ABC.
Missed you this week! So glad you will be returning to full time!
Gosh though the show has changed. So much silly entertainment news in that second hour. I am not as interested in what the stars are doing as I am in the world news.
I am so happy for you, Robin. I believe that many people missed you during your challenging times. May God's grace increase on your life.
Jay , Houston