“There are no great people, only people who let a great God work through them.”
Sally-Ann Roberts co-anchors the highest-rated local morning newscast in the nation, Eyewitness Morning News. As a newswoman, she often finds herself acting as the bearer of bad news for the city, but she strives to always include optimism and good news into her program. In one of her favorite segments, “Quiet Hero,” she highlights the extraordinary accomplishments of average people.
Roberts also hosted the teen talk show Our Generation, which discussed important issues and concerns of New Orleans’ youths. Through her work with Our Generation, Roberts recognized that a tremendous number of the city’s children and teenagers were in need of guidance. She went on to co-found the Each One Save One organization, which provides mentors to children in the greater New Orleans area, striving to keep children in school and on track for success.
Despite her many professional and charitable commitments, Roberts remains close to her family. After her younger sister, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, was diagnosed with breast cancer and the pre-leukemia blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome, Roberts donated bone marrow to her sister. Roberts recalls this incident as an experience that both re-affirmed her faith in God and helped her become an advocate for blood and bone marrow donation.
Roberts has won a number of awards for her work in the community, including recognition from the Youth Leadership Council, YWCA, Junior League, and Kiwanis International. Additionally, she has received the 50 Women of the Year in Greater New Orleans award from City Business for her contributions to the community and the Blue Ribbon Award from the Louisiana Center for Women for her work with Eyewitness Morning News.
Roberts earned both her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree from University of Southern Mississippi and was given an honorary doctorate from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. She continues to report good news from her home in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she lives with her husband.