Robin Roberts announces return to 'GMA'

Host of "Good Morning America" Robin Roberts has had a trying past several months, but all signs point to a triumphant return in the not so distant future.

Robin Roberts

The anchor left her morning show seat in August to seek treatment for a rare blood disorder, enduring a bone marrow transplant and months of recovery. Today, Roberts revealed on "GMA" that her latest bone marrow test revealed no abnormalities, news which gave the host motivation to "begin the process of returning to the anchor chair... I'm coming home."

Roberts will head back to the GMA set for a “dry run” next week. “I’ll get up, go to the studio. I’ll have makeup and hair,” the anchor explained. Roberts paused, reflecting on her new bald look, before continuing, “Well, makeup. We’ll talk about the hair later.”

The dry run will help Roberts and her doctors determine whether the harsh studio lights will affect her newly sensitive skin, while also testing the waters for exposure to flu and other malladies common to the workplace. If successful, Roberts said that, "my doctors will sit down with me again and we’ll evaluate where I am. We’re talking now weeks, not months. I should be back sometime in February."

Roberts did not give a specific date, though she did say she has one in mind "that’s very personal and important to me — but I will ultimately listen to what my doctors say."

Best wishes to Roberts and a full recovery.

- Good Morning America
- Robin Roberts

Written by: kyleiam
Jan 14th, 2013, 1:18 pm

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