Robin Roberts, new anchor on ABC's Good Morning America, has a new book in stores, "From the Heart: Seven Rules To Live By". She said she decided to write it after Hurricane Katrina devastated her home state. Roberts is a native of Pass Christian, Miss.
Millions wake up to see her each morning. In an interview promoting the book, she talked with Newscenter 11 about the principles that helped her where she is today.
"My father passed away some months before Katrina, the fall before. I go through Katrina," said Roberts. "Three family members homes were severely damaged and then I realized life changes like that. And I said now is the time to do this."
Her book shares seven principles to success, which she says she learned during her high profile days in the wide world of sports as a student athlete.
"We didn't used to say we would dream of winning a state title. Our goal was to win a state title," said Roberts. "It told me that goals are reachable, attainable. Dreams, sometimes they're vague and far away. I think it's more important to set goals for yourself. Those are more attainable and I learned that through playing sports."
The interview will be aired in its entirety Tuesday morning on Good Morning Meridian, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Roberts began her television career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss. She also worked at WLOX-TV before moving to the network level. She spent 15 years at ESPN, before joining ABC. Roberts took over the co-anchor chair at GMA in May 2005.