Roberts, Cokie, 1943-2019

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Cokie Roberts (b. Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs, December 27, 1943, New Orleans, LA-d. September 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) was a journalist. Her parents were Lindy Boggs and Hale Boggs, each of whom served for decades as Democratic members of the House of Representatives from Louisiana. Roberts began working for National Public Radio (NPR) in 1978, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years; she has been called one of the "founding mothers of NPR". She was a contributor to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) news program The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Roberts went to work for ABC News in 1988 as a political correspondent for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, continuing to serve part-time as a political commentator at NPR.
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employeeOf ABC News. corporateBody
childOf Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972 person
childOf Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013 person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1914- person
employeeOf Cowles Media Company corporateBody
associatedWith Jennings, Peter, 1938-2005 person
employeeOf KNBC corporateBody
employeeOf National Public Radio (U.S.) corporateBody
employeeOf Public Broadcasting System (U.S.) corporateBody
memberOf Radio and Television Correspondents Association. corporateBody
spouseOf Roberts, Steven V., 1943- person
associatedWith Sojourner (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Wellesley College corporateBody
employeeOf WRC-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
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New Orleans LA US
Washington, D. C. DC US


Birth 1943-12-27

Death 2019-09-17



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