Cokie Roberts

American journalist (1943-2019)

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts (née Boggs;[1] December 27, 1943 – September 17, 2019), known as Cokie Roberts, was an American journalist, political commentator and bestselling author.[2]

Cokie Roberts
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Roberts at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2017
Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts

(1943-12-27)December 27, 1943
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedSeptember 17, 2019(2019-09-17) (aged 75)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materWellesley College
OccupationJournalist, author
EmployerNPR, ABC, PBS
Known forJournalist, author, pundit, television
TitleContributing Senior News Analyst
ChildrenRebecca Roberts
Lee Roberts
Parent(s)Hale Boggs
Lindy Boggs
RelativesBarbara Boggs Sigmund (Sister, deceased)
Tommy Boggs (Brother, deceased)
William C. C. Claiborne (ancestor)
DeLesseps Story Morrison (second cousin, once removed)

Her career as a political reporter and analyst included working for National Public Radio and ABC News. She also appeared on Morning Edition, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, World News Tonight, and This Week.

In 2002, Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer.[3] She died from problems of the disease in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2019 at the age of 75.[4]


  1. Roberts, Cokie (1993-03-08). "Private Video". Charlie Rose (video interview). Interviewed by Charlie Rose. PBS. Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  2. Cowles, Gregory (2015-04-24). "Inside the List". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  3. Larry King Live (May 22, 2004). "Interviews With Cokie Roberts et al" (transcript). Retrieved on March 27, 2009. "No, no. My breast cancer is gone."
  4. Legendary journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75

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