Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts announced the launch of her production company today, Rock’n Robin Productions. The company’s projects currently in production include a news-driven documentary, a digital series for espnW, a Thanksgiving themed special for ABC and two reality show pilots. Roberts will continue to co-anchor GMA while overseeing the company as its president. Additionally, Rock’n Robin Productions’ website rocknrobin.tv went live today and will feature behind the scenes footage and photos from all of Roberts’ various projects as well as a new blog, N’Courage, where Roberts and her staff will recognize individuals who thrive despite extraordinary odds.
Roberts named veteran ABC News Executive John R. Green as Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, to run day to day operations of Rock’n Robin Productions. Green will also remain at ABC News as Executive Producer of Special Programming, overseeing prime time specials with Roberts and other network anchors. “We have known each other for 15 years and worked on dozens of primetime specials together. I’m thrilled to be partnering with him once again,” Roberts said in today’s announcement.
In the Game With Robin Roberts will premiere on espnW on Thursday as Rock’n Roberts’ first production. In this first episode, Roberts will speak with Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team. Now in its third season, In The Game is a series of interviews with top athletes in sports today and is featured online at espnW.com. Here’s a clip of her announcement on today’s GMA.