Cokie Roberts, Legendary ABC News Political Journalist, Dies At Age 75

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RobertsMary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne, better known as the legendary ABC News political journalist Cokie Roberts, died on November 17, 2019, from Breast Cancer. She was 75 years old.

Roberts was one of the pioneering women journalists covering politics.

The daughter of U.S. Representatives Hale and Lindy Boggs. Robert’s mother won her husband’s seat after he died in a plane crash. For 46 years, the Boggs represented New Orleans. This is how Cokie developed her taste for politics.

Throughout her decades-long career, Roberts won numerous awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008.

She is survived by her husband, fellow journalist Steven Roberts, her children, Lee and Rebecca and her six grandchildren.

Written by Barbara Sobel

Sources:

ABC News: Legendary journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75
WMTW: Legendary journalist Cokie Roberts Dies At 75
NPR: Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies at 75

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