March 24, 2023

Cokie Roberts Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband (Steven V. Roberts), Children, Death & Cause (Cancer)

Cokie Roberts Bio, Wiki

Cokie Roberts whose full name is Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts was born on December 27th, 1943 and died on September 17th, 2019. She was an American journalist and bestselling author. Roberts was a commentator on contract to National Public Radio as well as a regular roundtable analyst for the current This Week With George Stephanopoulos. She also worked as a commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network.

Cokie Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, wrote a weekly column syndicated by United Media in newspapers around the United States. She served on the boards of several non-profit organizations such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and was appointed by President George W. Bush to his Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Cokie Roberts Background

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs was born on December 27th, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received the sobriquet “Cokie” from her brother Tommy, who, as a child, could not pronounce her given name, Corinne.

Roberts attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart, an all-girls school in New Orleans, before graduating from the Stone Ridge School, an all-girls school outside Washington, D.C., in 1960. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1964, where she received a BA in Political Science.

Cokie Roberts Family – Cokie Roberts Father

Cokie Roberts mother was an ambassador and long-time Democratic Congresswoman from Louisiana Lindy Boggs. Her father was Hale Boggs a Democratic Congressman from Louisiana. He was Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and a member of the Warren Commission. After he was lost on a plane which disappeared over Alaska on October 16th, 1972, her mother replaced her father in the seat in Congress left vacant in lieu of his death. She was the couple’s third child and eldest daughter. Her late sister, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, was mayor of Princeton, New Jersey, and a candidate for U.S. Senate from New Jersey. Her late brother Tommy Boggs was a prominent Washington, D.C., attorney, and lobbyist.

Cokie Roberts Career

Starting In 1992, Roberts served as a senior news analyst and commentator for NPR, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years. She was usually heard on Morning Edition, appearing on Mondays to discuss the week in politics. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts was a political commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network. Roberts 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. She covered politics, Congress and public policy, reporting for World News Tonight and other ABC News broadcasts.

Before joining ABC News in 1988, Roberts 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.

Prior to joining NPR, Roberts was a reporter for CBS News in Athens, Greece. She also produced and hosted a public affairs program on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. Roberts was also a former president of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.

Cokie Roberts Net worth

Cokie had an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Cokie Roberts Awards and honors

Roberts won the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress and a 1991 Emmy Award for her contribution to “Who is Ross Perot?” In 2000, Roberts won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

She and her mother, Lindy Boggs, won the Foremother Award from the National Center for Health Research in 2013.

Roberts was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. She was also cited as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting by the American Women in Radio and Television.

Cokie Roberts Husband (Steven V. Roberts)

Cokie Roberts 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.

Cokie Roberts Children

Cokie and her husband had two children and six grandchildren. Their daughter Rebecca Roberts is also a journalist and was one of the hosts of POTUS ’08 on XM Radio.

Cokie Roberts Death & Cause (Breast Cancer)

Roberts, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, kept working nearly to the end. She appeared on This Week in August, drawing enough concern about her evident weight loss that she released a statement saying “I am doing fine” and was looking forward to covering next year’s election.

She died from complications of cancer in Washington, D.C. on September 17th, 2019.