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ABC’s Robin Roberts Released From the Hospital With WWL’s Sally-Ann Roberts By Her Side

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts has been released from the hospital three weeks after receiving a bone marrow transplant from her sister, WWL morning anchor Sally-Ann Roberts.

Robin Roberts’ homecoming was chronicled in a video on “Good Morning America” Thursday. She was accompanied home by Sally-Ann Roberts and a third sister, Dorothy Roberts.

“Never lose your sense of ‘I can do this,’” Sally-Ann told Robin. “All things are possible.” Video is after the jump… Read more

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Following On-Air Editorial on Her Weight, Jennifer Livingston Appears on Network Morning Shows

Just a day after Jennifer Livingston delivered a gutsy on-air editorial responding to a viewer complaint about her weight, the WKBT anchor told her story on the three network morning shows.

“This was a personal attack,” Livingston said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” (video above). “Calling me obese is one thing. Calling me a bad role model to our community that I’ve worked at for 15 years, and especially young girls when I have three girls, was a low blow. I thought it was uncalled for, and I wanted to call him out on it.”

Livingston, who is the sister of actor Ron Livingston, appeared on “GMA” with her husband, WKBT evening anchor Mike Thompson, and on NBC’s “Today” and “CBS This Morning” solo. Watch the other two appearances after the jump… Read more

ABC’s Robin Roberts Receives Bone Marrow Transplant From Her Sister, WWL’s Sally-Ann Roberts

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is getting a bone marrow transplant from her sister, WWL morning anchor Sally-Ann Roberts, today.

Sally-Ann has been in New York this week with a third Roberts sister, Dorothy, to be with Robin, who suffers from a rare blood disorder as a result of her treatment for breast cancer in 2007. Sally-Ann posted an update on her Facebook page this morning:

September 20th is a new date to mark on the Roberts family calendar. This is Robin’s birthday! This morning Dorothy and I will witness Robin get stem cells that once lived inside me to move to their new residence. They’re moving on up!

“Good Morning America” aired a taped message from Roberts this morning. Watch it after the jump… Read more

Mother of Robin and Sally-Ann Roberts Passes Away

Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of WWL anchor Sally-Ann Roberts and “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, died yesterday in Mississippi. She was 88.

Despite the effects of Hurricane Issac to south Louisiana and Mississippi, both the Roberts sisters were able to travel to the Gulf Coast to be with her mother before she died.

Robin will be off from “GMA” in the coming months as she undergoes a bone marrow transplant to treat her MDS. Sally-Ann, who is Robin’s donor, was in New York with her sister this week as the pair undergoes final preparations for the procedure.

KIVI Anchor Tamara Jolee Reveals She Suffers From Same Blood Disorder as Robin Roberts

Just a week after Robin Robertspublicly announced that she suffers from MDS, KIVI anchor Tamara Jolee has revealed that she suffers from a similar blood and bone marrow disorder as the “Good Morning America” anchor.

In a recent statement, Jolee said she was “heartbroken” to hear about Roberts’ diagnosis.

“Although my cancer and blood disorder battle is long from over, I’m forever grateful of the life I’ve lived, no matter how long or short,” Jolee said. “I send my prayers and well wishes to Robin and everyone else out there fighting a health scare.” Read more

ABC to Debut ‘Good Afternoon America’ July 9th

ABC today made official what was reported several weeks ago: the new extension of “Good Morning America” will debut on July 9th and run for nine weeks on most ABC stations.

“Good Afternoon America” will be hosted by Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, with the rest of the “GMA” team making occasional appearances on the show, which will air at 2 p.m. ET.

As TVNewser notes, “GAA” will essentially serve as summer filler but, if it performs well, it has a shot at becoming a permanent part of the daytime schedule. Read more

As ‘GMA’ Beats ‘Today,’ ABC Thanks Affiliates

With the final Nielsen numbers tallied, ABC is celebrating a historic ratings victory over NBC: for the first time in more than 16 years, ABC’s “Good Morning America” topped NBC’s “Today” in total viewers last week.

According to ABC News president Ben Sherwood, the network has its stations and affiliates to thank for the morning milestone.

“All of us at ABC News salute the dynamic team at ‘Good Morning America’ who never sleep and who care so deeply about the program,” Sherwood said in a statement. “We also thank our ABC network colleagues and our powerhouse stations and affiliates for supporting the program in so many ways.” Read more

Rivals Aggressively Cover Misfortunes of WABC’s Heidi Jones

Viewers are used to seeing personal swipes coming from cable news competitors like Keith Olbermann and Bill O’Reilly but it’s rare that network and local news outlets will trump up the misfortunes of their rivals. But that’s what appears to be happening in the case of WABC’s Heidi Jones.

Jones, a weekend weathercaster for WABC and sometimes fill-in for “Good Morning America,” has been charged with lying to police about an attempted rape in Central Park. The New York Post broke the story on Wednesday, reporting that Jones had admitted to making up her account of being dragged into a wooded area by a hispanic man who tried to rape her. She faces a misdemeanor charge and, if convicted, could face up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine. Jones has been suspended by WABC pending an internal investigation.

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