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Robin Roberts Pays Tribute to Her Late Dad Lawrence on Father's Day

Comfort Omovre
Jun 24, 2020
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Robin Roberts remembered her "wonderful dad" in a posthumous Father's Day post. The TV anchor paid tribute to the late patriarch while adding some words for other dads.

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Robin Roberts heartily honored her late father, Lawrence Roberts, in a touching Instagram post as she commemorated Father's Day. The post showed her giving fans a glimpse at the patriarch as they enjoyed a nice time together.

Robin Roberts at the David Lynch Foundation's "Women of Vision Awards" in May 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Robin Roberts at the David Lynch Foundation's "Women of Vision Awards" in May 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

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ROBERTS' MESSAGE TO DADS

The one-photo post showed Roberts on an outdoor scenery with her father. While she wore a brown leather jacket over a white shirt, Lawrence looked impeccable in a trench coat, which he draped over a turtleneck. The two shared enchanting smiles. Roberts wrote in her caption:

"'The Colonel'... my wonderful dad. To Fathers with us & to those watching and guiding us from heaven… #happyfathersday."

Many followers showed Roberts some love in the comments as they cheered her and penned down their greetings while paying homage to her father. Someone addressed her: "He lives in you. How proud he would be!!" Another gushed: "Your dad is a hero…"

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THE LATE LAWRENCE E. ROBERTS

Once reminiscing on her dad's legacy, the ESPN alum regaled fans with stories about her childhood, upbringing, and relationship with her father. Roberts explained that her dad was a person of principle but was also soft-hearted.

The award-winning anchor drew TV inspirations from her older sister, Sally-Ann, who was a broadcaster.

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The TV star grew up as the daughter of a commander and lived with her family on Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.

While alive, Lawrence Roberts had expected his children to live an upstanding life. From how Robin turned out, there's no doubt that he would have been proud.

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ROBIN ROBERTS' CAREER

The media icon is dubbed one of the most decorated and celebrated broadcasters. She showed expertise at ESPN for 15 years before crossing over to ABC. At ESPN, she became the first black anchorwoman.

New York Times broadcaster Richard Sandomir referred to Roberts as "flat-out talented." Robin further proved her excellence as she became the first woman to host a televised NFL pregame show.

The 59-year-old's tenacity and impressive records can be credited to her parents, who raised her to be outstanding at what she does.

From her mom, who taught English, Robin Roberts learned the proper command of grammar. The award-winning anchor drew TV inspirations from her older sister, Sally-Ann, who was a broadcaster.

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