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Journalist Robin Roberts kicking blood disorder's butt, returns to 'GMA'

By April MacIntyre Feb 20, 2013, 19:44 GMT

Journalist Robin Roberts kicking blood disorder's butt, returns to 'GMA'

Robin Roberts - "Good Morning America" - we love her! Landmark / PR Photos

Happy news for fans of Robin Roberts, one of the most popular journalists whose beat centers on many sports-related stories. She became ill and had to endure a bone-marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder.

After a five month recovery period, Robin Roberts resumed duties as co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America Wednesday morning, saying "I have been waiting 174 days to say this: 'Good Morning America.' "

Even President Obama and wife Michelle, whom Roberts is scheduled to interview in the next few days: "Good morning America and welcome back Robin," Obama said.

"Robin," Michelle Obama added, "we just want you to know that the whole Obama family we've been thinking about you and praying for you and rooting for you every step of the way."

Also happy to have his wing woman back was George Stephanopoulos, who also expressed a hearty welcome back.

GMA guets included Roberts' siblings, Sally-Ann and Dorothy, to former secretary of state Hilary Clinton, media titan Oprah Winfrey and basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Roberts was overwhelmed. "Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment and I am so full of gratitude. There are so many people I want to thank throughout the morning, my doctors and nurses and family and colleagues and people who have sat in this chair and those who have blazed the trail before me."

Talk back, are you happy to see Robin this morning?



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