ROBIN Roberts is an American television broadcaster known for being the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America.
In 2021, Roberts, made history by becoming the first woman of color and first openly LGBTQ+ woman to host Jeopardy!
Where is Robin Roberts on GMA today?
Back in August 2021, speculation began surrounding Roberts’ status with GMA.
It was later revealed that Roberts is taking a break to take a much needed vacation with her partner, Amber Laign, and that is why she has been absent from the show.
On August 20, 2021, Roberts captioned a video on social media, “See you in September!”
In the video, Roberts is seen dancing and waving to the camera as she blows kisses to the crew saying “Bye-bye!”
2021 has continued to be a busy year for Roberts as she is not only keeping up with her GMA duties but this year she also guest-hosted Jeopardy! and launched her new show on Disney+, Turning the Tables.
The US Sun reached out to ABC for comment about her return but did not hear anything back prior to publication.
Is Robin feuding with her co-host George Stephanopoulos?
After Roberts announced that she was taking a break from her hosting duties at GMA, rumors started to surface that her and her GMA co-host were feuding over a newly filed lawsuit against a the former top producer of the show.
On August 25, 2021, The Wall Street Journal reported that Kirstyn Crawford, a GMA producer, filed a lawsuit against Michael Corn, the former top producer, alleging he sexually assaulted her and fostered a toxic work environment.
Corn has since denied the allegations and plans on fighting them in court but it has not stopped the GMA co-hosts from debating the legitimacy of the allegations.
According to The Daily Beast, multiple staff members who attended a team-wide call on the topic claimed that Roberts emotionally said, “If this happened to someone on my team, I would have burned the place down.”
The Daily Beast sources said that Robert’s comment seemed to be directed at her co-host George Stephanopoulos, who, according to the lawsuit, knew about Crawford’s sexual assault allegations for years but continued to work with Corn anyway.
Despite the rumored feud, an ABC News spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast that, “Robin and George are fine.”
“She told him personally that she wasn’t referring to him and called the team the next day to reiterate that her comment was not about any one individual,” the spokesperson continued.
It is unknown what affects this might play upon Roberts’ return to GMA later this month.
Is Robin Roberts leaving Good Morning America to host Jeopardy!?
Many fans thought the search for a new Jeopardy! host was over when they announced that producer Mike Richards and actress Mayim Bialik would take over.
However, one week after Richards was announced, he decided to step down following backlash from comments he made in the past and was later fired as the executive producer.
“I was deeply honored to be asked to host the syndicated show and was thrilled by the opportunity to expand my role,” Richards said in a statement at the time.
“However, over the last several days it has become clear that moving forward as host would be too much of a distraction for our fans and not the right move for the show.”
Richards continued, “I want to apologize to each of you for the unwanted negative attention that has come to Jeopardy! over the last few weeks and for the confusion and delays this is now causing. I know I have a lot of work to do to regain your trust and confidence.”
It was later revealed that Sony Pictures Television will “resume the search for a permanent syndicated host.”
Following Richards’ announcement many fans wondered if Roberts might take over the role.
Despite Roberts’ recent leave of absence it does not seem like she will be leaving GMA anytime soon.
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