Robin Quivers: I Worked Undercover & Went Through Treatment

Robin Quivers: I Worked Undercover & Went Through Treatment

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Howard Stern's audience had no idea that co-host Robin Quivers had uterine cancer during most of the 15 months she was fighting the disease.

"No, absolutely not," Robin tells Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.  "I came back from a wedding, and that was the first indication that I had a problem.  I talked about it briefly then, but I didn't have a diagnosis; I hadn't even seen a doctor at that point."

"But once I started seeing doctors, I realized that this was rather serious, and not a tale with an immediate outcome.  And we decided it wasn't anything to deal with on a daily basis on the show.  I basically worked undercover and continued to undergo treatment."

But while the audience might not have known what she was dealing with, Howard Stern, her raidio partner of 32 years did know, and he was very supportive.

"He said the sweetest thing while all of this was going on.  Things were very dire at the very beginning and he didn't know if I was going to make it, and he said several times, "If Robin's not there, I'm not continuing the show."

Happily, Robin Quivers, and the show, are continuing -- and thriving.

Fun Facts About Robin Quivers (Source: Wikipedia)

  • She is an American radio personality, author, and actress, best known for being the long-running news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.
  • In 1974, Quivers graduated from the University of Maryland with a major in nursing. Her first position was at the Maryland Shock Trauma facility of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System, describing her role as "a shock-trauma, intensive care kind of nurse, so I saw unpleasantness all the time."
  • She landed her first job in the radio industry with a newscasting position at WIOO in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, followed by WCMB in nearby Harrisburg. She then moved back to Baltimore for a consumer reporter role at WFBR, where she also read newscasts with morning disc jockey Johnny Walker.
  • In March 1981, radio personality Howard Stern started his new morning program at WWDC in Washington, D.C.. He wished for an on-air newscaster to riff with him in the studio on the news and current affairs. It was then when station program director Denise Oliver played Quivers a tape of Stern interviewing a prostitute on the air. She "had never heard anything like it...I just said, 'where do I sign? I'll do anything just to meet this guy!'"

Robin's book, ‘The Vegucation Of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life.' is on sale now.

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