Co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America Robin Roberts will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award during the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Roberts will accept her award at the NAB Show Opening on Monday, April 9. The award recognizes members of the broadcast community who have made significant and lasting contributions to the industry. Previous award recipients include Bob Schieffer, Michael J. Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, President Ronald Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite, and Oprah Winfrey.
Roberts began contributing to Good Morning America in June 1995 and was named co-anchor in May 2005. Prior to that, she appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter and NFL PrimeTime. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007, and five years later, with myelodysplastic syndromes. Upon her diagnosis, she joined forces with the national marrow donor program, Be the Match, to inform the public about the need for more donors.
“Robin Roberts has shown indelible poise and strength throughout the course of her broadcasting career and subsequent illness,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “As a prominent TV personality, she has become a household name while generously supporting important causes. We look forward to honoring her in April.”