Cokie Roberts, legendary journalist and political commentator, dead at 75

17 Septembre, 2019, 19:06 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Cokie Roberts, legendary journalist and political commentator, dead at 75

Cokie Roberts, a daughter of politicians who went on to become a prominent journalist and political commentator, winning three Emmy Awards during a long career with NPR and ABC News, died September 17 in Washington.

Goldston hailed Roberts as a "true pioneer for women in journalism", noting her "storied career" which included work for CBS, NPR and ABC News. She famously came from a long line of family members embedded in politics - her father was Congressman and Democratic House majority leader Thomas Boggs, who was also a member of the Warren Commission. which investigated the JFK assassination. From 1992 to 2002, Roberts co-anchored ABC News' Sunday morning show This Week alongside Sam Donaldson.

Roberts, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, kept working almost to the end.

Pioneering journalist Cokie Roberts, who spent more than four decades working mostly for ABC, died Tuesday morning at the age of 75. She was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress in 2008.

The veteran reporter succumbed to breast cancer, her family said.

Roberts" family released the following statement about her death: "Born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs on December 27, 1943, Cokie was - first and foremost - a wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend. When she was diagnosed, she spoke about her longtime work urging women to get regular mammograms.

But her values put family and relationships above all else.

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But she filled that void with her foray into journalism.

Cokie was also a best-selling author with several New York Times Best Sellers titles to her name.

Roberts had a lengthy and expansive career, winning three Emmy awards and writing eight books. In a February 2016 op-ed co-authored with her husband, Roberts called on "the rational wing" of the Republican party to stop the nomination of Donald Trump.

"She will be dearly missed".

"I have always felt semi-guilty about it".

In an interview earlier this year, Roberts noted that she was "the only person in my original nuclear family who didn't run for Congress".

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