Cokie Roberts was an American journalist and author who dedicated four-decades of her life covering US politics.
She started her career when women journalists were very less in the journalism field. Thus, her every step towards her career was like showing a path for other inspiring women.
During her career, she first worked at CBS, moving next to National Public Radio and then ABC, earning great respect and acknowledgment for her work.
Cokie Roberts Dies At 75
The journalism fraternity has been sharing a significant loss as one of the most respected journalists, Cokie Roberts, passed away at the age of 75.
On 17th September 2019, Cokie took her last breath, leaving behind a great legacy for the youngsters.
In a statement by her family, it was said that she was struggling with breast cancer, which she was first diagnosed with, in 2002.
Her death shook the social media as well, where her friends and well-wishers waved her final goodbye.
Surely, she will rest in the peace of heaven!
Cokie Roberts' Bio
Cokie Roberts was born as Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts on 27th December 1943, in New Orleans, Lousiana.
Cokie was the third child and youngest daughter of her family. She got the name, "Cokie" from her brother Tommy who, as a child, could not pronounce her given name which was Corinne.
Her mother, Lindy Boggs, was an ambassador and long-time Democratic Congresswoman from Lousiana.
Speaking about her father, Hale Boggs, was also a Democratic Congressman from Louisiana. He was the Leader of House of Representatives and a member of Warren Commission.
Moreover, Cokie and her family members were numbed when Hale was lost on a plane that disappeared over Alaska on 16th October 1972.
Married Details: Husband, Children
Cokie Roberts got married to her husband, Steven V. Roberts, in 1966. Cokie and Steven had met in the summer of 1962 when she was 18 years of age, and he was just 19.
Cokie and her husband, Steven, shared 53-years together before Cokie's death on 17 September 2019 (Photo: NYT)
Her husband, Steve, is a professor and fellow journalist who must be going through a tough time, with Cokie’s death.
Speaking about her children, Cokie had two children, Rebecca, and Lee Roberts, with Steven. Also, Cokie had six grandchildren from her children, who are surely missing her already.
In 2019, Cokie and Steven had completed their 53-years together in the marriage relationship.
Education, Net Worth From Career
While growing up, Cokie Roberts attended an all-girls school in New Orleans which was called the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Later, she graduated from the Stone Ridge School which was also an all-girls school outside Washington, D.C. in 1960. After that, she went to Wellesley in 1964, where she received a BA in Political Science.
Her education became a foundation for her career as she received good knowledge about her career through her education.
Initially, after her completing education, she was hired as a reporter and radio correspondent for CBS News in Athens, Greece. Likewise, she moved to National Public Radio (NPR) as a Capitol Hill reporter in 1978. Also, she was a former president of the Radio and Television Correspondent`s Association.
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Cokie joined the renowned media house, ABC News, in 1988, with whom she went on to work for three decades.
Moving on, Cokie won the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting for her coverage of the Iran-Contra Affair in 1988.
With such a great career height, Cokie earned a net worth of $10 million, till the date of her death.