Prominent TV Anchor Robin Roberts Set A Goal For Herself At A Young Age And Went On To Achieve It
Compiled by Doug Thompson
She believes a key factor was the confidence she gained through college athletics - plus the support of loving parents. While attending Southeastern Louisiana University during the early 1980s, Robin Roberts, who today is a news anchor for ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” was making news on the basketball court. She ended her career as the school’s third all-time leading scorer and rebounder. During her senior season, she averaged 15.2 points per game.
But encouraged by her college coaches to write down a mission statement for her future, Roberts, who graduated cum laude with a communications degree, took out a piece of paper and admits her answer was a slam-dunk. She wrote, “ESPN in 1990.”