Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts

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Birthday: Dec 27, 1943

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Cokie Roberts was born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs on Dec. 27, 1943 in New Orleans, LA. She hailed from a politically inclined family; both parents, Hale and Lindy Boggs, served as Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, while her sister Barbara Sigmund was elected mayor of Princeton, NJ, and her brother Tommy Boggs was a Washington D.C. lobbyist and attorney. Roberts herself inherited the family interest, studying political science at Wesleyan University, whence she graduated in 1964. In lieu life as a member of the American government, however, Roberts devoted herself to political journalism, starting out with jobs attached to the Washington D.C.-based network WRC-TV, Cowles Communications in New York City, and CBS TV, for whom she served as a freelance reporter from Athens, Greece, where she lived with her husband, fellow journalist Steven V. Roberts. Over time, Roberts moved on to more substantial work, serving as congressional correspondent for NPR starting in 1978, and working on television programs like "PBS NewsHour" (PBS 1975-), then known as "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour," all the while. In 1988, Roberts' accepted a new full-time job as a political correspondent for "ABC World News Tonight" (ABC 1953-). Controversy found Roberts a year later, when she challenged the veracity of allegations of abuse waged by a Catholic nun against the Guatemalan government, with which her brother Tommy had a business partnership. Roberts won the Edward R. Murrow Award in 1990 for her contributions to public radio. Over the years to follow, Roberts worked further with NPR before becoming chief congressional analyst for ABC News and cohost of the network's morning show "This Week" (ABC 1981-). In 2002, Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer. On Sept. 17. 2019, she died at age 75 following complications related to the disease.

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hello Girls Unknown (Character) - 2018

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet History With David Rubenstein Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kalb Report Guest 2019
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2008-2009 2011 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2011 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Week With George Stephanopoulos Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miller Center Forums Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2008
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2005