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Cokie Roberts Biography, Age, Death, Career, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 18, 2019

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Short Biography

Cokie Roberts was born on 27-12-1943 in New Orleans in the state of Louisiana, United States. She is an American Journalist, Television Presenter, Political Commentator, Writer & Author.

Other Name: Mary Roberts, Mary Boggs, Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs
Other Professions: Television Presenter Political Commentator Writer Author

Cokie Roberts Complete Bio & Career

Cokie Roberts actual name is Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs. She was known as a trailblazer for female journalists and a staple of the Washington D.C., political scene. She was the one who paved way for numerous female trying to pursue a career in journalism. She grew up in a family of politics as both her parents were serving congress. Her siblings too joined politics but she had other plans in her mind.

After completion of her political science from Wellesley College, she started off by covering politics as a journalist. She stated off by hosting WRC-TV program Meeting of the Minds. She then joined ABC news and co-anchored This Week with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002 and continued contributing to the show as a congress analyst and a poitical commentator. In her illustrious career that lasted 5 decades, she was felicitated with various awards and was named one of American Women in Radio and Television’s 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting and honored as a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.

She won three Emmys and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. Besides journalism, she also wrote some of the best seller books such as Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington and Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation among various others. She was truly a legend who has inspired a lot of young women in America to take up journalism.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

She died on 17-09-2019 in Washington D.C., United States. She was suffering from breast cancer since 2002 & died due to complications of the disease at the age of 75.

DEATHDAY 17 September,2019 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Washington D.C.

Cokie Roberts Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Lindy Boggs and Hale Boggs. She has an elder brother named Tommy Boggs and a sister named Barbara Boggs Sigmund. She married fellow journalist Steven V. Roberts in the year 1966 and was married to her till her death in 2019. Together the couple had a son named Lee Roberts and a daughter named Rebecca Roberts.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Washington, D.C., U.S
School N/A
College Wellesley College, Wellesley
Qualification Graduate in Political Science
Hobbies Reading and Writing Books
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Journalist - 1964
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White and Pink
Favorite Sport Baseball

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Cokie Roberts

  • It was her elder brother Tommy Boggs who gave her the nick name Cokie as he found it hard to pronounce her name.
  • She gained three Emmys throughout her time at ABC Information.
  • The Library of Congress bestowed a prestigious honor upon her by giving her the title of “Living Legend”.
  • Despite her passion for her career, foremost in Roberts’ life was her family.

Cokie Roberts Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Cokie Roberts was 75 years 8 months & 21 days old age.