ABC News “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts is set to receive a pair of high-profile honors this year. Her old employers at ESPN will be presenting her with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPY Awards in July. Roberts worked at ESPN from 1990 to 2005, when she joined “GMA” full-time.
Roberts will also be receiving the “Lifetime Leadership Award” from designer Diane von Furstenberg.
Roberts returned to “GMA” in February, after having been off-the-air for more than five months to receive a bone marrow transplant.
“Robin brings an amazing amount of energy, compassion and determination to everything she does. Those qualities made her an incredible asset during her time here at ESPN, and they have served her well as she battled the terrible health challenges that she’s had to face,” said ESPN president John Skipper in a statement. “Robin’s accomplishments in so many areas – as an athlete, a broadcaster, a cancer survivor and more – demonstrate her ability to shine regardless of adversity and we could not be more proud to honor her as the recipient of this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award.”