Robin Roberts announces return date to 'GMA'

It's been a long road back, but it would be tough to find a more inspiring story in daytime television than "Good Morning America"'s Robin Roberts and her recent health scare. After months of recovery, Roberts is set to make her permanent return to her anchor chair on February 20th.

Robin Roberts

"I'm excited to re-join my wonderful GMA family. I'm also looking forward to thanking YOU for your many prayers and well wishes," Roberts wrote in an online post announcing her return. "Your compassion has been an enormous source of comfort to me and my family. I'm heading to the beach for the next week to reflect and give thanks for my many blessings."

Almost six months ago, the "GMA" anchor was forced to take a medical leave of absence in order to fight a rare bone marrow and blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome. Roberts endured months of treatment for the disorder, including a bone marrow transplant from her sister as well as forced isolation to help rebuild her immune system which was ravaged by treatment. The disease itself was reportedly brought about after her successful treatment for breast cancer. As if that weren't enough, her mother passed away shortly after she started her medical leave at the end of August, so to see Roberts in such good spirits after such a trying time is quite inspiring.

In January, the co-host scheduled a series of 'try out' episodes that saw her return to the show temporarily in order to assure her physicians that the production demands would not have an adverse affect on her still continuing recovery. Evidently things worked out well in that regard. Are you looking forward to the co-host's return to "GMA"?

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Written by: kyleiam
Feb 7th, 2013, 8:13 am

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