Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts will receive the 2014 Walter Cronkite Award for Journalism Excellence this fall.
The award will be present from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School.
The university announced that Roberts will receive the award during an Oct. 6 luncheon in Phoenix, reports the AP. Past winners include Bernard Shaw, Tom Brokaw, Diane Sawyer, Jane Pauley, Brian Williams and Helen Thomas.
Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan says Roberts has made outstanding contributions to journalism and demonstrated great personal courage.
Roberts’ influence goes well beyond the arena of journalism. The Mississippi native and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana beat life threatening illnesses twice; breast cancer in 2007 and a bone marrow disorder in 2012.
Outstanding Robin, outstanding.
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