Cokie Roberts was an American Caucasian ethnicity. She was a journalist as well as an author of bestselling.
She was born on December 27, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She is the daughter of the late Majority Leader of the House Hale Boggs officially known as Thomas Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs who was born Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne.
Both of her parents were members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana. Her father was heading from 1941 to 1943. He left and then came back in 1947. He was still heading until his sudden disappearance in 1972. After his mysterious disappearance, her mother took the mantle of leadership since her husband disappeared from 1973 to 1991 she was at the helm.
Cokie Roberts is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she had a bachelor’s degree in political science. Her early journalism experience includes hosting a public affairs program at a Washington TV station.
At first, she was appointed as a journalist at WRC-TV in Washington, DC. Her duties were, hosting a weekly public affairs program called Meeting of the Minds. However, she did not stay long in this job as she had to move to New York in 1967.
In New York, she was working as a reporter for Cowles Communications. She worked briefly as a producer for WNEW-TV and her job was disrupted once again by fate as she had to relocate to Los Angeles following the change in her husband’s career.
In LA, she worked for Altman Productions and later move to KNBC-TV as a producer of ‘Serendipity’, a children’s program. Their relocation did not just end soon, they moved again to Greece, and she took a new job at CBS News in Athens as a stringer.
In 1978, Roberts then took a job with NPR and the job spanned 10 years and she was working as a congressional correspondent. She also works part-time alongside PBS, she was a contributor to ‘The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour’, an evening television news program. Between 1981 and 1984 she also took a part-time job as a co-host of a weekly public television program on Congress, ‘The Lawmakers’.
In 1988, her Diplomatic Reporting for the coverage of the Iran-Contra Affair won her award – the Edward Weintal Prize. In 1988, she was working for ABC News as a political correspondent for its ‘World News Tonight’ she was simultaneous with Peter Jennings continuing to serve as a part-time political commentator at NPR.
From 1992, she was the senior news analyst and commentator at NPR, she was mainly on the ‘Morning Edition’, a daily news program. She also co-anchor ‘This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts’ ABC News’ Sunday morning broadcast between 1996 and 2002, while serving as ABC News’ chief congressional analyst.
Over the past decades in her career, she engages in authoring, political reporting, news analysis, and news anchoring. She has gained a vast wealth of experience from different media houses in different geographical areas across the United States of America.
She is married to Steven V. Roberts, she met Robert at the age of 18 during the summer of 1962 while he was 19. Robert was a professor and fellow journalist. In 1966 they got married.
They reside in Bethesda, Maryland. Their marriage was blessed with two kids. Their daughter Rebecca Roberts followed in their footsteps to become a journalist as well.
In 2002, Cokie was diagnosed with breast cancer and was successfully treated then, but on September 17, 2019, it succumbed to the complications of the disease while in Washington, D.C.
And it finally leads to the death of one of the United States of America’s most cherished daughters. The US lost a daughter to the cold hand of death, she was a sister, a wife, a mother a grandmother, and a dedicated journalist that left so much legacy – that will take time for those left behind to appreciate and carry forward.
Her demise brought an end to a marriage that lasted 53 years and blossomed with two wonderful children. At the time of Cokie Roberts’ demise, her net worth stood at US$ 10 m.