Cokie Roberts Bio – Cokie Roberts Wiki
Cokie Roberts born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs, was an American journalist and author. She received a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College, graduating in 1964.
In the 1970s, Cokie started in radio as a foreign correspondent for CBS, before moving to NPR to cover Capitol Hill in 1978. She would go on to become the congressional correspondent for NPR, where she would eventually split her time with ABC News. Cokie is perhaps the only reporter to have filed for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, World News Tonight and Nightline all in a single day.
She started at ABC in 1988 as a contributor for This Week with David Brinkley, appearing frequently on the roundtable. She was ABC’s chief congressional analyst, anchored This Week with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002 and was known as one of the smartest political commentators on television and radio for decades.
Cokie published six books, many of them best-sellers and most about women in American history, whose stories often had been overlooked. She won every major award in journalism and was recognized with over 30 honorary degrees.
Roberts drew plaudits including the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress and three Emmys, including a 1991 award for her contribution to the story “Who is Ross Perot?” She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and the organization American Women in Radio and Television named her one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting.
Cokie Roberts Age
She was born on December 27, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. She died on September 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C., U.S. She was 75 years old.
Cokie Roberts Husband
She was married to her husband Steven V. Roberts, a professor and fellow journalist, from 1966 until her death on September 17, 2019.
Roberts and her husband, Steven V. Roberts, wrote a weekly column syndicated in newspapers around the country by United Media. The couple were also contributing editors to USA Weekend Magazine, and together they wrote New York Times bestseller “From This Day Forward,” recounting their four-decade marriage as well as other marriages in American history.
Cokie Roberts Children
She and her husband had two children, Rebecca Roberts and Lee Roberts.
Cokie Roberts Family
Roberts was the daughter of longtime U.S. Representatives Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs, who won her husband’s seat when he died in a plane crash. Together they represented New Orleans for 46 years.
Cokie Roberts Breast Cancer – Cokie Roberts Health – Cokie Roberts Illness
Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.
Cokie Roberts Death
Roberts died on September 17, 2019 due to complications from breast cancer. Her family confirmed her death in a statement: “Cokie’s career as a journalist at National Public Radio and ABC News took her to the heights of her profession, and her success as an author on history and family put her on the bestseller list. But her values put family and relationships above all else. We will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness.”
Following her death, former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush released a statement: “We are deeply saddened that Cokie Roberts is no longer with us. She covered us for decades as a talented, tough, and fair reporter. We respected her drive and appreciated her humor. She became a friend. We know Steve, their children, and grandchildren are heartbroken. We send our sincere sympathies.”
Barack Obama offered condolences, writing in a statement, “Michelle and I are sad to hear about the passing of Cokie Roberts. She was a trailblazing figure; a role model to young women at a time when the profession was still dominated by men; a constant over forty years of a shifting media landscape and changing world, informing voters about the issues of our time and mentoring young journalists every step of the way. She will be missed – and we send our condolences to her family.”
Cokie is survived by her husband of 53 years, journalist, author and professor Steven Roberts, her two children Lee Roberts and Rebecca Roberts, her six grandchildren Regan, Hale and Cecilia Roberts and Claiborne, Jack and Roland Hartman, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cokie Roberts Cause of Death
Cokie Roberts’ cause of death was complications of breast cancer.
Cokie Roberts Net Worth
Cokie Roberts’ net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Cokie Roberts Religion
Cokie Roberts was of the Catholic faith and spoke publicly about her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters.