Five years after beating cancer, former ‘SportsCenter’ anchor Robin Roberts will undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat a form of leukemia.
Roberts, who has had one of the most successful post-ESPN careers, announced the news on Monday’s edition of ‘Good Morning America’ on ABC. In a note published on ABCNews.com, Roberts said she has been “diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome … a disease of the blood and bone marrow” (ABCNews.com, 6/11).
Roberts has already found a bone marrow donor and says her doctors have told her she will beat the disease. She will begin chemotherapy treatment today and plans to have the transplant later this year.
Prior to joining ‘Good Morning America’ in 2005, Roberts served as an ESPN anchor for fifteen years.