Deborah Roberts (born September 20, 1960) is an American television journalist for the ABC News division of the ABC broadcast television network.
Early life and education
Roberts was born in Perry, Georgia, to Benjamin Roberts, a business owner, and Ruth Roberts, a housewife. She graduated from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1982.
In 1982, Roberts began her career at WTVM, a local television station in Columbus, Georgia, and then she moved on to work at WBIR, a local television station in Knoxville, Tennessee.
During 1987–1990, she served as bureau chief/NASA field reporter/weekend news co-anchor at WFTV, a local television station in Orlando, Florida. In 1990, she joined NBC News as a general-assignment reporter and later served as a correspondent for Dateline NBC, an NBC News newsmagazine program.
Roberts moved to ABC News in 1995 as a correspondent for 20/20, a newsmagazine program, and as a substitute anchor for World News Tonight Weekend,
the weekend evening news program, and Good Morning America, the morning news program. In July and September 2006, she was also a guest host on The View, a talk show produced by ABC Daytime, a division of ABC.
Roberts hosts Lifetime Live on Lifetime Television, a cable and satellite television channel.
Roberts resides in Manhattan with her husband, Al Roker; they have a daughter and a son. Roberts has a stepdaughter from her husband's prior marriage.
"Bad Habits" (Parody of "Magic" by BoB featuring Rivers Cuomo) by Nathaniel Krefman THANK YOU TO THE CAST: Justin Bosch Phillip Cleves Nikki Cong Carl Ma Jennifer Padget Brock Roberts Alec Sexton Deborah Thurtle Oanh Tran Seychelle Vos Submission for UC-Berkeley MCB Follies 2010 (UC-Berkeley, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology) ________________________________________________ LYRICS: [Chorus] I've got bad habits in me. Everythin' I touch in lab it turns into mold. Everybody knows I've got bad habits in me. When glassware hits the floor, my labmates laughin' at me. Now everybody wants to change my habits. (I've got bad habits in me.) [Verse 1] This trick that I attempt will start a fire. Pick a day, any day, there ain't a shortcut I won't try. I'll need a borrow buffer, how 'bout yours with the sodium? I'll just open it up, and contaminate with it Plasmodium. I'll have you feelin' irritable, you'll think my skills are terrible, If pipette skills are heritable, my kids'll be hysterical. Even ma PI hadda say I got bad habits, and Anytime he sees an accident, says to me, "Man, what's happenin'?" What kinda flask you have it in'? Don't you know acid reacts with skin? You know that I won't ask again. Look what the cat be draggin' in. I know I'm more Steve Urkle than Steve Chu, "Did I do that?" So come on down to my bench. I'll let you see my habitat! [Chorus] I've got bad habits in me. (I've got bad habits, baby.) Everythin' I touch in lab it turns into mold. (You know it ...