*Robin Roberts just signed a new deal with ABC News to keep her the co-anchor of “Good Morning America.”
TVNewser reported earlier this month that Roberts was close to signing a deal with the network. The veteran journalist joined the show in 1995 as a feature reporter while also working for ESPN. She later became “GMA’s” newsreader and in 2005 was named co-anchor, alongside Diane Sawyer.
An insider with knowledge of the deal tells TVNewser Roberts will be making in the high seven figures and that the negotiation was very amicable.
“Everybody had the same goal which was to do a fair deal with Robin who has been part of the company for over 20 years and will be for many years more,” says the insider.
Roberts spent much of 2013 recovering from bone marrow transplant surgery she underwent in Sept. 2012. She returned to the show a few days a week in February, and returned fulltime in September. In between she got a standing ovation at the Espy awards, and just yesterday met Pope Francis.
Roberts has also been named one of Barbara Walters‘ Most Fascinating People of 2013.