Sally-Ann Roberts Biography
Sally-Ann Roberts is an American former anchor for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana born on February 14, 1953. She is also an actress known for Runaway Jury (2003), Dead Man Walking (1995), and Storyville (1992).
Roberts attended The University of Southern Mississippi where she graduated in 1974.
Sally-Ann Roberts Age
Roberts was born on February 14, 1953, in Chandler, Arizona. She is 66 years old as of 2019.
Sally-Ann Roberts Family
Roberts was born to Lucimarian (née Tolliver) and Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts. She has four siblings Lawrence, Jr. (nicknamed Butch), Dorothy, and Robin Roberts.
Sally-Ann Roberts Sister
Her youngest sister Robin is a broadcaster and anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Sally and Robin helped bring national awareness to the bone marrow donor shortage after Sally-Ann donated her own marrow to help Robin fight a rare blood disorder.
Robin is an Award-winning anchor who won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2014. She was also inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2016.
Roberts is also the 2018 Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. She anchored the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the American television star, at St. George’s Chapel in London on May 19, 2018.
Sally-Ann Roberts Husband
From 1977 to 2002, Roberts was married to Willie Craft. Roberts later got married to Ron Nabonne.
Sally-Ann Roberts Son
Roberts has a son Jeremiah Craft who is an actor, artist, and music producer. Sally introduced Craft to the Anthony Bean Community Theater before adolescence. Since then, he decided to devote his life to the arts and took no interest in sports as his friends did. The craft started his career in acting in his first year of college, appearing on Law and Order: SVU. He appeared on the episode entitled “Amaro’s One-Eighty” in a speaking role (Teen 2) alongside Mariska Hargitay and Danny Pino.
Sally-Ann Roberts Career
She served as an anchorwoman for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana. She also co-anchored the Eyewitness Morning News with Eric Paulsen.
Roberts began her time at WWL in 1977 when she was a city hall reporter. She hosted the Saturday morning teen talk show Our Generation, highlighting positive work done by local high school students. She also produced Quiet Heroes, a segment providing an in-depth look at volunteer work around the community.
Her list of honors includes a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters and the Press Club of New Orleans, an Edward R. Murrow Award for late-breaking news, and also an NAACP National Health Committee Unsung Hero Award.
Roberts retired from her television career on February 28, 2018. She retired after a tenure of 40 years with Tegna’s CBS affiliate WWL New Orleans. She has also appeared in several movies and television series. Sally also gives motivational speeches around the United States.
Sally-Ann Roberts Books
Sally has also authored several books;
- Your Power Is On! A Little Book of Hope – 2013
- Going Live: An Anchorwoman Reports Good News -1998
- Angelvision – 2002