“Good Morning America” has really had themselves quite a 2012 based on all estimations. The morning show recently passed “Today” in the ratings for the first time in over a decade, and it has established itself as a light-hearted destination for younger women and men to go in the morning and find out about a little bit of hard news mixed in with celebrity scoop and pop culture. (It is this sort of coverage that has landed the show some criticism, but couldn’t you just say that it is jealousy?)
Sadly, the show has been missing one of its prominent faces for a while now: anchor Robin Roberts, who has been in recovery following a bone marrow transplant in September. She has suffered from a rare blood disorder, which has caused her to go through this difficult process … and it unfortunately is not completely over yet.
According to TMZ, we are looking at it being around April or May until we could feasibly see Roberts return to the anchor’s chair on a regular basis. While both she and “GMA” are probably hoping that the return happens sooner, she is being realistic and knows that the best thing for her future both in her everyday life and on the show is to take all of the recovery time she needs now.
The good is that “Good Morning America” has been able to book a series of prominent co-hosts to replace Roberts while she is away, and this will continue over the coming months as they ensure that the show stays in top shape both in terms of quality and the ratings until her return. When she does come back, you have to think that this inspirational story will surge the ratings upward even more. As for “Today,” all they can hope for is that people start liking Matt Lauer again.
Want to watch some video highlights from “Good Morning America” over the past week? If so, all you have to do is head on over to the link here.