The Ticker: Roberts, Kagan, Stephanopoulos…

By Chris Ariens 

>ABC’s Robin Roberts goes in for cancer surgery today. Roberts announced to viewers Tuesday that she has breast cancer. A GMA viewer this morning: “we’re praying for you Robin, we lit a candle for you yesterday.

>An emailer writes: “Daryn Kagan gives hope to all tvnewsers who are being shuffled in and out of jobs and positions.” It was an acknowledgment of an award the former CNN anchor’s website,, received. Kagan won the 2007 Interactive Media Award for Outstanding Achievement.

>The first presidential debate on a broadcast network is this Sunday morning at 9am ET. George Stephanopoulos moderates the GOP debate as part of an expanded This Week.