Unlike some of us, we can bet Robin Roberts was fired up to hear the blare of her alarm clock this morning. The Good Morning America anchor was up and at ’em early Thursday to practice what she calls a “dry-run” at the New York City studio, just seven months after revealing her diagnosis of MDS.
ABC News reports Roberts was on set at 5 a.m. after waking at 3:45 a.m. It was her first time back in the studio since undergoing a bone marrow transplant last September.
“What a thrill to be back at ‘GMA”s Times Square Studio this morning and see the best folks in the world, my ‘GMA’ family,” Roberts said. “I canâ€™t wait to get back to the anchor chair in a few weeks.”
The 52-year-old personality said her practice run tested how many people she came in contact with, how her body reacted to stress and the sensitivity of her skin to the studio lights. Robin’s doctors approved her return to the GMA set after her most recent test showed no abnormalities.
Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, celebrated the critical 100-day benchmark from her bone marrow transplant in December. All in all, she says she’s getting better every day and hopes to make her return in February.