Cokie Roberts Bio – Cokie Roberts Wiki
Cokie Roberts was a trailblazing journalist, author, and political commentator on television. She helped pave the way for women in broadcast journalism. Cokie has died at the age of 75. She worked as a congressional reporter and analyst.
|Birth Date||27 December 1943|
|Birth Place||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Death||September 17, 2019|
|Age||75 years old when died|
|Husband||Steven V. Roberts (m. 1966)|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Roberts Was the Daughter of Prominent Democratic U.S Representatives From Louisiana. Her Mother Was the First Woman to Represent That State in the House & Her Dad Was House Majority Leader.
Cokie Roberts Attended Catholic Schools Growing Up, Married a New York Times Correspondent & Was a Highly Regarded Author on Women in Political History.
She was a reporter for CBS News in Athens, Greece. Cokie also produced and hosted a public affairs program on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. Roberts was also a president of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.
She began working for NPR in 1978, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years.
Cokie was a contributor to PBS in the evening television news program The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Her coverage of the Iran-Contra Affair for that program won her the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting in 1988.
From 1981 to 1984, in addition to her work at NPR, she also co-hosted The Lawmakers, a weekly public television program on Congress.
Cokie went to work for ABC News in 1988 as a political correspondent for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, continuing to serve part-time as a political commentator at NPR.
Starting In 1992, Roberts served as a senior news analyst and commentator for NPR. She was usually heard on Morning Edition, appearing on Mondays to discuss the week in politics.
She was the co-anchor of the ABC News’ Sunday morning broadcast, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts from 1996 to 2002 while serving as the chief congressional analyst for ABC News.
Cokie covered politics, Congress and public policy, reporting for World News Tonight and other ABC News broadcasts.
Cokie Roberts Husband (Steven V. Roberts)
She was married to Steven V. Roberts, a professor and fellow journalist, from 1966 until her death. They met in the summer of 1962 when she was 18, and he was 19. They resided in Bethesda, Maryland. She and her husband had two children. Their daughter Rebecca Roberts is also a journalist and was one of the hosts of POTUS ’08 on XM Radio.
Her husband was a New York Times correspondent when they married two years later, and they lived in New York, L.A., and Europe, before settling in Washington D.C.
Cokie Roberts Death Cause
In 2002, Roberts diagnosed with breast cancer. She was successfully treated at the time, but died from complications of the disease in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2019.
The world will be a lesser place without my darling friend, Cokie Roberts, who died early this morning. I said good-bye last night. Told her I'd see her on the other side some day, where I know she will still be a star. pic.twitter.com/Ei8d2zkHAb
— Nina Totenberg (@NinaTotenberg) September 17, 2019