Steven Roberts Biography
Steven V. Robert is an American journalist, writer and political commentator. He worked for The New York Times for 25 years and was also a White House and Congressional correspondent. He teaches journalism and political communication at George Washington University.
Steven Roberts Age
Steven is 76 years old; he was born on February 11, 1943 in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Steven Roberts Education
Steven attended Bayonne High School and later joined Harvard University graduating in 1964 with a B.A. in Government.
Steven Roberts Journalist
Roberts began his career in journalism while in Harvard where he served as editor of the student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. After graduating he was hired by The New York Times as research assistant to James Reston, then the paper’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief.
He worked as a senior writer at U.S. News & World Report for seven years where he is now a contributing editor. He also appears regularly on ABC Radio, Washington Week in Review, CNN, Hardball with Chris Matthews. He often fills in as substitute host of The Diane Rehm Show on NPR (National Public Radio). He also appears regularly on America Abroad.
Since 1997 he has taught journalism and political communication at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.
He also wrote a nationally-syndicated newspaper column and were contributing writers for USA Weekend together with his wife Cokie Roberts. In February 2000, they jointly published From This Day Forward.
Steven Roberts Wife
Steven married his wife Cokie Roberts in 1966. In 2017 during an interview with the New York Times, Steven said he was “bowled over” by his wife’s intellect. He added that marrying the right person is the most single most important decision one will ever make.
“Marrying the right person is the single most important decision you’ll ever make in your life. Everything else is secondary. From the very beginning, I knew what an extraordinary person Cokie was.”
Over the years they collaborated together many times. They wrote a book together, called From This Day Forward, and also contributed together on a nationally syndicated news column for USA Weekend for a number of years.
In September 2019 together they wrote a shared op-ed on The Joplin Globe condemning Donald Trump’s presidency. “[Trump is] single-handedly destroying the ability of his own government to make sensible policy because he refuses to accept the work of professionals — scientists and economists, intelligence analysts and agronomists — who remain dedicated to their standards of independent nonpartisanship.”
Cokie Roberts Death
Cokie died on September 16, 2019 due to complications from breast cancer. The family released a statement which read; “We will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness.”
My prayers are with our friend Steve Roberts and his family for the loss of their dear Cokie. https://t.co/A3hOIYSeGv
— Amanda Dickson (@amandadickson) September 17, 2019
Steven Roberts Children
Roberts together with his wife has two children together Lee and Rebecca. Rebecca is also a journalist who has a B.A. in political science from Princeton University. She has reported for publications like NPR and networks like BBC and has helped to host a number of radio shows.
Steven Roberts Books
- 2011: Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families co-authored with his wife Cokie Roberts.
- 2009: From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America.
- 2005: My Fathers’ Houses.
- 2000: From This Day Forward, (with Cokie Roberts), Morrow.