Robin Roberts: I'll Be Back at GMA in Feb.

Makes a live appearance on the show to announce her progress
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2013 8:12 AM CST
This Aug. 20, 2012 file photo released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of "Good Morning America," in New York.   (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik, file)

(Newser) – Robin Roberts appeared on Good Morning America for the first time since late August today, announcing in a live interview from her New York apartment that she's "coming home" soon. The anchor has been on medical leave since undergoing a bone marrow transplant in September to treat a rare disorder, and her most recent test showed no abnormal signs, so she can start prepping for a return to the show. "We’re talking now a matter of weeks, not months," she said this morning, according to ABC.

Roberts will be easing back into her GMA routine, and she started this morning by waking up at 4am. Next week, she'll do a "dry run" at the Times Square studio, getting her makeup done but not going on-air quite yet. “My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights," she explains. She'll also have to stay protected from things like the flu. She'll touch base with her doctors after the dry run, and says she "should be back sometime in February. Now I have a date in mind that’s very personal and very important to me but I will ultimately listen to, of course, what my doctors say." (Read more Robin Roberts stories.)

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