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Robin Roberts has been a part of viewers’ lives since joining Sportscenter in 1990 and Good Morning America in 1995—eventually rising to co-anchor and lead the show to some of its best ratings. She’s often entertained, inspired, and informed, such as when she reported from the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. Robin had the world rooting for her in a new way when she fought against breast cancer and, a couple of years later, a bone marrow disease. Having courageously battled against these hardships, Robin expressed her joy and gratitude in December 2013 for her health and support network, which included her girlfriend of ten years.