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Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts

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Full Name: Cokie Roberts
Birth Date: December 27, 1943
Age: 76 years
Death Date: September 17, 2019
Gender: Female
Profession: Journalist, Author
Horoscope: Capricorn
HusbandSteven V. Roberts
Net Worth$5 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight brown
Birth PlaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
EducationWellesley College, Stone Ridge School,
FatherHale Boggs
MotherLindy Boggs
KidsLee Roberts, Rabecca Roberts
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Cokie Roberts is an American Journalist and author. She is best known for her work in the News channels like NPR and ABC News.

Early Life and Childhood

Cokie Roberts was born as Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Bogg on the 27th of December 1943 in  New Orleans, Louisiana, in the U.S. She recently passed away on 17th September 2019 in Washington, D.C. She died from a complication with breast cancer, with she had been fighting since 2002. As per 2019, her age is 75 years old while her sun sign is Capricorn.

Roberts was born to parents Lindy Boggs (mother) and Hale Boggs(father). Her father was a former House majority leader for the U.S. House of Representatives. Her mother was a member of the U.S House of Representatives. She grew up alongside her two sisters Barbara Boggs and Tommy Boggs. By nationality, Roberts is American while her ethnical background is white. She has got a light brown hair color with blue eyes color.


Roberts attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans from where she completed her high school education. She then attended the Stone Ridge School. After that, she went to Wellesley College to pursue her BA degree in Political Science.

Cokie Roberts’s Death at 75

The American journalist who had served as an analyst and political reporter for NPR and ABC News for four decades died at the age of 75. She died on Tuesday, 17th of September 2019 and it was announced by ABC News. The Journalist had been fighting from breast cancer since 2002 which was also treated successfully at the time. The report in ABC News concludes that she died because of some complications of the disease caused by breast cancer in Washington, D.C.

Was Cokie Robert Married? Who was her Husband?

Cokie Roberts married her husband, Steven V.Roberts in 1996. By profession, her husband is a journalist, professor, and author. The duo met in each other when they were in their teenage life in  1962. Roberts and Steven had also written a weekly column of United Media together.

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Caption: Cokie Roberts with her husband, Steve Roberts (Photo: Pcdn )

The couple has two children from their marriage, a son and a daughter. They welcomed their first child as a son Lee Roberts on June 17, 1913, and their second child as a daughter Rebecca Roberts in the year 1970. Her daughter is also a journalist and hosted the POTUS ’08 on XM Radio in the presidential election of 2008.

What was Cokie Robert Net Worth?

Late American journalist had acquired a net worth of around $5million dollars as of 2019 before her death. Whereas, her husband, Steven V. Roberts has a net worth of $1million to $10million(approx) as of 2019. His major source of income is his professional career as a journalist.


The legendary journalist started her career at WRC-TV in Washington, DC, as the host of a show ‘Meeting of the Minds’. After working there for a few years, she left her job and moved to New York in order to work for Cowels Communication in  1967.

She also served the Altman Production and KNBC-TV as the production for children’s show, Serendipity. Later, she moved to Greece with her husband and worked for CBS News in Athens.

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Caption: Cokie Roberts, American journalist, and news reporter (Source: abcnews )

In 1978, Roberts joined the  National Public Radio (NPR) as the congressional correspondent. After working there for more than years, Roberts joined ABC News as a political commentator and chief congressional analyst. She then worked as a co-anchor on ABC News at a morning broadcast ”The Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts” from 1996-2002.

The late journalist also covered the reports of World News Tonight as well as numerous broadcasts for ABC News. The Morning Edition titled “Ask Cokie” was her last assignment before her death with NPR.

Awards & Honors

Roberts has received several awards such as the Edward R. Murrow Award, Emmy Award for her contribution to Who Is Ross Perot? in 1991, and Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress.

After that, she also won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2000. Then later in 2013, she and her mother received the Foremother Award from the National Center for Health Research.

In the year 2002, She was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. In the history of broadcasting, she is listed among the 50 greatest women by the American Women in Radio and Television. Apart from this, she was also the president of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.