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

(1943-12-27)December 27, 1943
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died September 17, 2019(2019-09-17) (aged 75)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Wellesley College
Occupation Journalist, author
Employer NPR, ABC, PBS
Known for Journalist, author, pundit, television
Title Contributing Senior News Analyst
Spouse(s)
Steven V. Roberts (m. 1966)
Children Rebecca Roberts
Lee Roberts
Parent(s) Hale Boggs
Lindy Boggs
Relatives Barbara Boggs Sigmund (Sister, deceased)
Tommy Boggs (Brother, deceased)
William C. C. Claiborne (ancestor)
DeLesseps Story Morrison (second cousin, once removed)

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

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. She died from problems of the disease in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2019 at the age of 75.

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