ROBIN Roberts announced a major change to their Good Morning America schedule on the day of the Queen’s funeral.
The 61-year-old presenter revealed that she will be in London ahead of today’s emotional service.
Posted on Instagram on Sunday, she wrote: “Now is the time to cross the pond and join my amazing fellow @abcnews in London for our coverage of #queenelizabeth’s funeral on Monday.”
Roberts, who was in her hometown of Bass Christian, Mississippi, added: “Only 24 hours in my beloved hometown and it was totally worth being with my siblings!
“There is so much to celebrate: the grand opening of Roberts Place Café, the 7th anniversary of robinsnestinthepass and the birthday of the wonderful woman who runs both companies @dana_mac1956!!”
The GMA host isn’t the only US broadcaster to make the trip to the UK after news of the Queen’s death in Scotland on September 8.
Savannah Guthrie of today’s show flew to London and presented straight from outside Buckingham Palace.
Last week, Robin was awarded a Lifetime Professional Achievement Award for her outstanding career by the Seton Hall University Sports Media Center.
The center was launched last fall by Roberts’ friend and longtime journalist Bob Lee ’76, who anchored the SportsCenter desk with Roberts at ESPN.
“She perfectly embodies the professional and personal qualities that will inspire our students even more,” he told me of Roberts.
“We are proud to honor Robin Roberts on this great occasion,” Renee Robinson, Added interim dean of the College of Communications and Arts at Seton Hall.
“She has helped convey countless powerful stories that touch our lives while practicing the highest standards of journalism during her long and rich career.
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“Her identity as a woman of color in a field historically dominated by men is a beacon of hope for the many young people studying sports media at Seton Hall.”
Roberts expressed his gratitudee for the honor tweeted: “Special night with dear friends @espn from back in the day. Nice surprise that @michaelstrahan voiced the clip and @GStephanopoulos bought a full page ad on the show. Their support means a lot I love my family @gma!”
Her colleagues congratulated Roberts on the set of Good Morning America Friday.
She herself was absent, but the show continued with co-hosts George Stephanopoulos, 61, and Michael Strahan, 50, while reporter Cecilia Vega, 45, took her place.