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Robin Roberts continues to shine.
The Good Morning America star and award-winning journalist got recognized on the ABC morning show this week for an incredible reason. As Lara Spencer revealed on Tuesday's show, Robin is mentioned in the newly released children's book I Am Oprah Winfrey by Brad Meltzer.
The picture book is one of many in the Ordinary People Change the World biography series, which highlight real-life icons and highlight the traits that make them heroes. This particular book, which was just released on October 19, tells the story of Oprah's resiliency and finding her calling in media. On the last page of the book, we see an illustrated Oprah sitting among other illustrations of powerful women in media, including Carole Simpson, Michelle Norris, the late Gwen Ifill and, of course, Robin.
After sharing the big news with GMA viewers, Lara, Michael Strahan and George Stephanopoulos all congratulated Robin for the recognition. "I am honored to be in that group, I know them all very well," Robin said in response.
Needless to say, Robin's GMA costars weren't the only ones thrilled for the former ESPN broadcaster. "Always a positive role model with a strong sense of self confidence, wonderful selection by Oprah❤️," one fan wrote on Robin's Instagram page. "Congratulations Robin 🎉! Great honor indeed. Well deserved. You're definitely a trail blazer. Continued Blessings," another said. "❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏 congratulations to you 💕 could not think of a better person 🤗🤗❤️❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️," someone else commented.
Robin's shoutout is more than well deserved. Apart from being a morning show icon on GMA for over 15 years, Robin was a key figure on ESPN throughout the 1990s. She also was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012 after enjoying an outstanding basketball career at Southeastern Louisiana University as one of the school's all-time leading scorers and rebounders.
Career highlights aside, Robin also has inspired millions in sharing her story about her breast cancer diagnosis and having to undergo a bone marrow transplant in 2012 to treat a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Just last month, Robin celebrated the nine-year anniversary of her transplant.
We couldn't be happier for Robin!
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