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Longtime journalist Cokie Roberts dies at age 75


Added 09-17-19 10:57:02am EST - “ABC News, NPR and PBS journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has passed away at age 75, according to a network announcement.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Longtime journalist Cokie Roberts dies at age 75”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ABC News, NPR and PBS journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has passed away at age 75, according to a network announcement.

"Cokie Roberts will be dearly missed," said James Goldston, president of ABC News. "Cokie's kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists."

From 1996-2002, Roberts co-anchored ABC’s "This Week" with Sam DonaldsonSamuel (Sam) Andrew DonaldsonSam Donaldson: History shows 'would-be tyrants always attempt to destroy a free press' Sam Donaldson slams Sarah Sanders: 'She's had a lifetime achievement Oscar for lying' MORE. She also served as a political commentator and chief congressional analyst for "This Week" during her tenure at ABC dating back to 1988.

Roberts was a highly decorated journalist, having won three Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite award, and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. She was also named one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting by the American Women in Radio and Television, while also being named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress 11 years ago.

Roberts, who lived in Bethesda, Md., was also a contributor to PBS’ "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" and serves as NPR’s congressional correspondent for more than a decade.

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