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Robin Roberts returning to full-time status at 'GMA'

Co-anchor will leave behind her lighter recovery schedule after Labor Day

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Aug 29, 2013 3:53PM

Look out "Today." Robin Roberts will return to co-anchoring "Good Morning America" on a full-time basis after the holiday weekend.


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"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." 

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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. 

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"Good Morning America" airs weekday mornings on ABC.

Aug 31, 2013 10:15PM
We are very blessed to have you back full time on GMA Robin!  God bless!
Aug 30, 2013 7:55AM
So glad Robin is back on a full time basis, really missed her.  Welcome back Robin!!!!!!
Aug 30, 2013 6:48AM
Is she more important than any other person who is sick?   I think not.
Aug 30, 2013 1:36AM
Hey Robin Welcome back sweetie~ Missed you.
Aug 30, 2013 1:11AM
I have watched GMA for as long as I can remember and I am sooooo glad Robin will be back fulltime!!!!!  Can I get an Amen????
Aug 30, 2013 1:10AM
Welcome back Robin you were missed by all of who watch GMA ! you see miracle do happen !!!
Aug 30, 2013 12:32AM
I love watching Good Morning America and am sooo happy that Robin will be back full time.  They have the best group of people on morning television.
Aug 29, 2013 11:40PM
So glad to see Robin returning!  She seems to be so genuine which exudes through the TV screen.  I love the camaraderie between the GMA crew, however I hate to say this I wish they would get rid of Laura Spencer I didn't like her when she was on the show before and wasn't to keen they bought her back.  I tried to accept her this time around but there is still something about her she doesn't seem as genuine to me sometimes she comes across as a know it all or something and acts like the rest of the crew is beneath her or something I don't know I hate I feel this way but I can't put my finger on what it is about her...
Aug 29, 2013 11:16PM
Robin is an inspiration. She has allowed us to walk along with her, allowing us to see the good and the bad. The myriad of details that someone who has never been affected by a serious and life changing illness, Robin has laid bare. Her strong will and 'don't give up; get busy getting busy' outlook have inspired thousands of us who walk in her shoes to keep up the fight no matter what the odds say. God bless Robin Roberts.
Aug 29, 2013 11:16PM
It will be so wonderful to have Robin back in her key arena next to George.  Here's hoping Josh has seen a chiropracter for his back. as I miss his humor and all around nice guy.,
Aug 29, 2013 11:04PM
appearently u do 1917 or u wouldn't be here. Oh by the way  just go away.
Aug 29, 2013 11:02PM
Aug 29, 2013 10:22PM
Looking forward to seeing you back.  You're not only a survivor, but an inspiration!
Aug 29, 2013 10:15PM
Welcome back Robin. You were missed. The team pulled together and I felt their love for you, George, Sam and the others. Much love and may you grow stronger and stronger. May illness forget your address and happiness finds you.
Welcome back to the family.
Aug 29, 2013 10:07PM
Glad to see Robin Roberts back. I quit watching GMA after Diane Sawyer made some horrible comments about the Pope. Robin Roberts is what GMA needs not the Bigot Sawyer.
Aug 29, 2013 10:05PM

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. 

Aug 29, 2013 10:01PM

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

Aug 29, 2013 10:00PM
I love you Robin! Welcome back to a full schedule and my prayers are with you for a 100% recovery.
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