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ESPN's Tony Reali will join the 'Good Morning America' cast as contributor

ESPN's Tony Reali will join the 'Good Morning America' cast as contributor

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Changes at "Good Morning America" keep coming: ESPN's "Around the Horn" host Tony Reali will join the "GMA" cast as a regular contributor.
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Lara Spencer and 'Good Morning America' finalize long-term deal

Lara Spencer and 'Good Morning America' finalize long-term deal

March 28 (UPI) -- Lara Spencer will remain at "Good Morning America," and signed a new long-term deal with the show earlier this week.
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Robin Roberts to guest judge 'Dancing With the Stars'

Robin Roberts to guest judge 'Dancing With the Stars'

March 26 (UPI) -- Robin Roberts to be first in a series of celebrity guest judges on "Dancing With the Stars."
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Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford to cover Oscar red-carpet arrivals

Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford to cover Oscar red-carpet arrivals

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Jess Cagle and Tyson Beckford are to cover the red-carpet arrivals at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, ABC announced.
Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford to host Oscars red carpet show

Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford to host Oscars red carpet show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- ABC's red-carpet line up will include Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford, Lara Spencer and Jess Cagle.
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Robin Roberts shares first photo of girlfriend Amber Laign

Robin Roberts shares first photo of girlfriend Amber Laign

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The "Good Morning America" anchor opened up about her year-end Facebook post and shared a family photo on Monday.
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Amber Lagin, Robin Roberts to ring in New Year on island getaway

Amber Lagin, Robin Roberts to ring in New Year on island getaway

Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Robin Roberts and Amber Lagin chose a romantic holiday getaway to ring in the new year.
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Robin Roberts says she is a lesbian; has a longtime partner

Robin Roberts says she is a lesbian; has a longtime partner

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts announced on Facebook she is a lesbian and has a longtime girlfriend, massage therapist Amber Laign.
Robin Roberts comes out, thanks longtime girlfriend in Facebook post

Robin Roberts comes out, thanks longtime girlfriend in Facebook post

Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The "Good Morning America" host acknowledged her "girlfriend" in a year-end Facebook post marking her "restored health."
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Jimmy Fallon tops Most Desirable Neighbors poll

Jimmy Fallon tops Most Desirable Neighbors poll

SEATTLE, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- New York talk-show host Jimmy Fallon is the celebrity most respondents to a Zillow survey said they would like to have as a neighbor.
Roberts, Elliott meet Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square

Roberts, Elliott meet Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Good Morning America" anchors Robin Roberts and Josh Elliott met Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City Wednesday morning.
Garth Brooks announces world tour on 'GMA'

Garth Brooks announces world tour on 'GMA'

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Garth Brooks announced on "Good Morning America" Monday his plans to kick off a global concert tour next year.
Walters wanted to name Snowden 'Most Fascinating,' report says

Walters wanted to name Snowden 'Most Fascinating,' report says

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- ABC quashed Barbara Walters' choice of NSA leaker Edward Snowden as No. 1 on her "Most Fascinating People" of 2013 list, the New York Daily News said.
Barbara Walters names 2013's 'Most Fascinating People'

Barbara Walters names 2013's 'Most Fascinating People'

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus and Edward Snowden have made it to Barbara Walters' annual popularity contest.
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Miley Cyrus, 'Duck Dynasty' stars make 'Most Fascinating' list

Miley Cyrus, 'Duck Dynasty' stars make 'Most Fascinating' list

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jennifer Lawrence, pop singer Miley Cyrus and the stars of TV's "Duck Dynasty" made Barbara Walters' list of the year's Most Fascinating People.
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Robin Evan Roberts (September 30, 1926 – May 6, 2010) was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who pitched primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies (1948–61). He spent the latter part of his career with the Baltimore Orioles (1962–65), Houston Astros (1965–66), and Chicago Cubs (1966). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.

Roberts was born in Springfield, Illinois, the son of an immigrant Welsh coal miner. He arrived in East Lansing, Michigan as part of an Army Air Corps training program. After World War II, Roberts returned to Michigan State College to play basketball, not baseball. Roberts led the Spartans' basketball team in field-goal percentage in 1946–1947, was captain of the team during the 1946–1947 and 1949–1950 seasons, and earned three varsity letters in basketball. He wore number 17 for the Spartans. After his second season playing basketball, Roberts tried out for the Michigan State baseball team, becoming a pitcher because it was the position that coach John Kobs needed most. After playing for Michigan State and spending his second summer playing in Vermont with the Barre–Montpelier Twin City Trojans, he was signed by the Phillies.

Roberts made his major league debut on June 18, 1948, and in 1950 he led his Phillies—whose overall youth earned them the nickname the Whiz Kids—to their first National League pennant in 35 years. Roberts started three games in the last five days of the season, defeating the heavily favored Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in a pennant-deciding, 10-inning game. This marked his 20th victory of the season and Roberts became the Phillies' first 20-game-winner since Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1917.

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