Deborah Roberts

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Deborah Roberts
Roberts in May 2009.
Born (1960-09-20) September 20, 1960 (age 55)
Perry, Georgia, United States
Education Bachelor of Journalism, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Georgia)
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1982–present
Notable credit(s) 20/20 correspondent
Dateline NBC correspondent
Lifetime Live host
Spouse(s) Al Roker (since 1995)
Children Courtney Roker (1987), stepdaughter
Leila Roker (b. 1998)
Nicholas Albert Roker (b. 2002)
Website Deborah Roberts ABC News profile

Deborah Roberts (born September 20, 1960) is an American television journalist for the ABC News division of the ABC broadcast television network.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Roberts was born in Perry, Georgia, to Benjamin Roberts, a business owner, and Ruth Roberts, a housewife. She graduated from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1982.[citation needed]


In 1982, Roberts began her career at WTVM, a local television station in Columbus, Georgia, and then she moved on to work at WBIR, a local television station in Knoxville, Tennessee.

During 1987–1990, she served as bureau chief/NASA field reporter/weekend news co-anchor at WFTV, a local television station in Orlando, Florida. In 1990, she joined NBC News as a general-assignment reporter and later served as a correspondent for Dateline NBC, an NBC News newsmagazine program.[citation needed]

Roberts moved to ABC News in 1995 as a correspondent for 20/20, a newsmagazine program, and as a substitute anchor for World News Tonight Weekend, [clarification needed] the weekend evening news program, and Good Morning America, the morning news program. In July and September 2006, she was also a guest host on The View, a talk show produced by ABC Daytime, a division of ABC.

Roberts has also contributed to other of the network's platforms, including Good Morning America, Primetime, Nightline, and The Katie Couric Show.

Roberts hosts Lifetime Live on Lifetime Television, a cable and satellite television channel.

In 2016 the non-fiction book Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times, written by Roberts and husband Al Roker, was published.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Roberts resides in Manhattan with her husband, Al Roker; they have a daughter and a son. Roberts has a stepdaughter from her husband's prior marriage.

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