Veteran journalist and broadcast legend Cokie Roberts dies at 75 of complications from breast cancer

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Veteran journalist and broadcast legend Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75.

Roberts passed away on Tuesday due to complications from breast cancer, according to her family.

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Regarded as a pioneer in the journalism industry, she worked for several of the nation's top news outlets over the years and spent the past three decades with ABC News.

'Cokie had a storied career over 40 years in television, public radio and publishing,' ABC News President James Goldston said in a letter to the news division obtained by

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'A true pioneer for women in journalism, Cokie was well-regarded for her insightful analysis of politics and policy in Washington, DC, countless newsmaking interviews, and, notably, her unwavering support for the generations of young women – and men – who would follow her in her footsteps.'

Roberts was born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs on December 27, 1943. She was the daughter of two politicians, Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in the job.

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She started her career as a foreign reporter for CBS in the 1970s before joining NPR in 1978 as a political reporter on Capitol Hill, eventually becoming the emerging outlet's congressional correspondent.

She joined ABC News in 1988 but remained a political commentator for NPR.

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Roberts started out at ABC as chief congressional analyst for This Week with David Brinkley and later became an anchor alongside Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002.

'[She] was known as one of the smartest political commentators on television and radio for decades,' Goldston wrote.

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Over her 40-year career, Roberts won many major award in journalism, including three Emmys, and received more than 30 honorary degrees.

She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was named as one...
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