Robin Roberts Returns to GMA: 'All Is Right'

Popular host back after bone marrow transplant

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 20, 2013 8:28 AM CST

(Newser) – Seems Robin Roberts is as good as her word: She's back on Good Morning America this morning following a nearly six-month absence for a bone marrow transplant. "I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening," Roberts said. "Faith, family, and friends have brought me to this moment and I am so full of gratitude." Ahead of her return she thought, "All is right in the world. It's gonna seem like no time has passed at all."

Industry analysts had questioned whether she'd ever return to the job, but she's back in time for the Oscars. Last year's awards marked the beginning of her feeling unwell, and she hoped to be back in time for the 2013 edition. Roberts is the best-loved of all the morning news hosts, according to industry data, and her return could help GMA stay ahead of Today in ratings, the New York Times notes. And even while she was gone, she was far from forgotten: GMA hosts referred to her at least once each half-hour, the Times adds.

This Aug. 20, 2012 file photo released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of Good Morning America, in New York.
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)
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