Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts 2002

ABC News

Cokie Roberts is the chief congressional analyst and a political commentator for ABC News. She covers politics, Congress and public policy for ABC News, reporting for “World News Tonight” and other ABC News broadcasts. From 1996 - September, 2002 she was the co-anchor of “This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.” In addition to her work for ABC, Ms. Roberts serves as a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years.

Before joining ABC News in 1988, Ms. Roberts was a contributor to PBS-TV's “MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour.” Her coverage of the Iran/Contra affair for that program won her the Weintal Award in 1987. She has won the highest honor in public radio, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and was the first broadcast journalist to win the highly prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress. She won a 1991 Emmy for her contribution to the ABC News special, “Who is Ross Perot?”

Ms. Roberts and her husband, Steven V. Roberts, a professor at George Washington University and contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, write a weekly column syndicated by United Media in major newspapers around the country. In February 2000 they published “From This Day Forward,” an account of their more than 30-year marriage, as well as other marriages in American history. Ms. Roberts is the author of the 1998 national best-seller, "We Are Our Mother's Daughters.” She is currently at work on a book, “Founding Mothers,” which will be published by William Morrow early next year.

Prior to joining NPR, Ms. Roberts was a reporter for CBS News in Athens, Greece. She also produced and hosted a public affairs program on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. She is former president of the Radio and Television Correspondent's Association.

A 1964 graduate in political science from Wellesley College, she is the recipient of 15 honorary degrees. Ms. Roberts and her husband are the parents of two adult children.

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