Things are getting better and better for morning show host Robin Roberts. She was diagnosed with cancer, fought back and is now getting healthier and stronger and now is reporting that she has signed a contract with Good Morning America to extend her tenure and remain on the show for “many years to come”.
Roberts’ fans are overjoyed as she has been missed and is one of the most trusted news sources in the country. She will also be getting a hefty pay raise to $14 million per year. GMA is expected to be negotiating with Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott who are the co-hosts of the show. They are most likely going to want a raise as well but at this point it is not clear if that is the direction the show will be taking.
Roberts was diagnosed with early stage [email protected] cancer in 2007. She underwent surgeries in August of that year and had finished eight chemo treatments by January of 2008. Later in 2012 she was diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome). By some miracle the number of bone marrow donors spiked when Roberts had gone public with her diagnosis. She went through a bone marrow transplant and had to take leave from GMA. She was back however in February of 2013.
A documentary was made about Roberts and her struggle with MDS. It was titled: “Robin Roberts’ Journey”. She received a Peabody Award for this work because it was deemed that the message about getting tested and becoming a bone marrow donor was a message that could help save many different lives and get the word out about donating. She was also awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award by ESPN in 2013 at the ESPY’s.