'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts to receive 2014 Walter Cronkite Award

By Ricky Yandoli,

ABC News anchor Robin Roberts will be receiving the 2014 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Roberts will accept the 31st annual award at a luncheon ceremony Oct. 6 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Known for her gratitude, she was humbled to know that people see her in a rare class of journalists who have also won the award.

“I’m truly humbled to join the list of remarkable journalists who have received the Walter Cronkite Award. I'm honored to be selected and look forward to spending time with the students at Arizona State University. I know we're all in great hands with this next generation of journalists,” Roberts said in a statement to ASU.

She is an inspiration not only for her work, but also for battle with breast cancer in 2007 and a bone marrow disorder in 2012. Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan stated that Roberts has made outstanding contributions to journalism and demonstrated great personal courage, according to the Associated Press.

Roberts has been a journalist since 1983 and has not stopped since. From 1990 until 2005, she was an anchor on ESPN’s Sports Center, and has worked on Good Morning America as co-anchor since 2005. She has received accolades for her success as a journalist and high praise as a news anchor.

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