Robin Roberts Diagnosed with MDS, Will Continue to Anchor 'GMA'
Anchor will undergo bone marrow transplant later this year
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/11/2012 10:10:52 AM
Roberts, who is a breast cancer survivor, announced the news on-air Monday morning and said she will continue to anchor GMA.
"Going forward, it's business as usual at GMA, which means I'll be right here every day with George, Sam, Josh and Lara," she said. "When I miss a day here or there, I'm fortunate that some very talented friends at ABC News will fill in. When I undergo the transplant later this year, I'll miss a chunk of time."
Roberts said she received the diagnosis the same day that GMA snapped the Today show's 16-year win streak. She will undergo chemotherapy before receiving the bone marrow transplant from her sister later this year.
The anchor expressed confidence that she would make a full recovery: "My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this -- and I know it's true."
Laurie scherne - 6/12/2012 3:36:36 PM EDT
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