ABC’s Robin Roberts to appear at SHU to boost radio station

Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America"
Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America"

Robin Roberts of ABC-TV will discuss her inspirational new memoir, “Everybody’s Got Something,” during an event for WSHU-FM at Sacred Heart University on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m.

Roberts, a co-host of “Good Morning America,” will participate in a WSHU Public Radio’s “Join the Conversation” talk, question-and-answer session, and book-signing.

She will be interviewed by WTNH-TV news anchor Ann Nyberg, followed by an audience Q&A and book-signing.

The event will be held at SHU’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. Admission is $30 and includes one hardcover book, which can be signed by the author.

Reservations can be made at The event is co-presented with R.J. Julia Booksellers.

Has battled two illnesses

Roberts will share her story of overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she would need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder.

She also will discuss the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother died, her triumphant return to “Good Morning America,” and the tremendous support she has received from her family and friends.

"In Mississippi, where I’m from, there’s an understanding that hard times do not discriminate,” Roberts said of her book. “My mother used to say, ‘Everybody’s got something.’ This is the story of my something and my road to something better. And my hope is that you will find something better too.”

Emmy Awards for the show

With Roberts as a co-host, “Good Morning America” has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning program. She previously was a contributor to ESPN, the sports cable-TV network.

Roberts lives in New York City and Connecticut.

Event proceeds will help support WSHU Public Radio, a nonprofit, member-supported station that can be found at 91.1 on the FM dial.