Cokie Roberts, Longtime NPR and ABC News Journalist, Dies at 75

TheWrap | 9/17/2019 | Lindsey Ellefson

Cokie Roberts, the longtime NPR and ABC News journalist, has died at age 75 of complications from breast cancer, her family said in a statement released Tuesday.

In a morning email to the news division, ABC News President James Goldston highlighted Roberts’ accomplishments over the course of four decades.

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“She will be dearly missed. Cokie’s kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists,” he wrote. “Please take a moment today to remember an exceptional reporter and remarkable friend.”

“Cokie’s career as a journalist at National Public Radio and ABC News took her to the heights of her profession, and her success as an author on history and family put her on the best seller list,” said the statement from her family. “But her values put family and relationships above all else.”

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Roberts began as a foreign correspondent for CBS in the 1970s — a rare woman in broadcast journalism — before joining NPR in 1978 to cover Congress. She would go on to become the congressional correspondent for NPR, where she would eventually split...
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