Cokie Roberts, longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died at age 75.
ABC announced her death on Tuesday. Roberts, whose full name was Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts, was the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, two members of Congress from Louisiana. She went on the chronicle the political world she grew up in.
She joined ABC News in 1988 and was co-anchor with Sam Donaldson of the Sunday political show “This Week” from 1996 to 2002.
Most recently, Roberts served as a political commentator for NPR. In a statement to the newsroom, NPR News chief Nancy Barnes called her “a legend in broadcasting” and “a respected figure in American life for decades.”
NEWS: Sad to have to report that one of NPR’s founding mothers, Cokie Roberts, has died. Memo from NPR News chief Nancy Barnes (@nancycbarnes) below. More coverage to come. pic.twitter.com/kuMxZdmh3I— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) September 17, 2019