Cokie Roberts Biography (1943-)

Full name, Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts; born December 27, 1943, in New Orleans, LA; daughter of Hale (a member of the United States Congress) and Corinne "Lindy" (a member of the United States Congress andambassador; maiden name, Claiborne) Boggs; married Steven Victor Roberts (a journalist and professor), 1966; children: Lee Harriss (an investment analyst), Rebecca Boggs (a radio producer). Addresses: Office: ABC News, 1717DeSales St. Northwest, Washington, DC 20036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
News anchor, reporter
Birth Details
1943
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Anchor, Meeting of the Minds, WRC-TV, 1964-1966
  • Correspondent, Insider's Newsletter, WRC-TV, 1967
  • Host, The Lawmakers, PBS, 1981-1984
  • Panelist, This Week with David Brinkley (also known as This Week), ABC, 1987-1996
  • Substitute anchor, ABC News Nightline (also known as Nightline), ABC, 1992-
  • Anchor (with Sam Donaldson), This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts (also known as This Week), ABC, 1996-2002
  • Correspondent, ABC News Saturday Night, ABC, beginning 1998
  • Specials
  • The Congress, PBS, 1989
  • To the Brink of War, PBS, 1991
  • Floor correspondent, '92 Vote: The Democratic Convention, ABC, 1992
  • Seize the Power: A Lifetime Challenge to the Women of America, Lifetime, 1992
  • Who Is Ross Perot?, ABC, 1992
  • Panelist, Meet the Media: Fair or Biased toward Gingrich and the GOP?, CNBC, 1995
  • Correspondent, The '96 Vote: The Democratic National Convention, ABC, 1996
  • Correspondent, The '96 Vote: The Republican National Convention, ABC, 1996
  • Host, Jobs: The Class of 2000, PBS, 1996
  • Reporter on the House of Representative races, The '96 Vote: ElectionNight, ABC, 1996
  • Why America Hates the Press, PBS, 1996
  • A Day with..., Lifetime, 1997
  • Anchor, This Year in Politics, ABC, 1998
  • Crisis in the White House: The President Testifies, ABC, 1998
  • Anchor, I'm Not a Racist but ... Small Steps Toward Healing the Hate, Lifetime, 1999
  • Correspondent in Rome, ABC 2000, ABC, 1999
  • Correspondent, ABC 2000: The Vote, ABC, 2000
  • The Great American History Quiz: America at War, History Channel,2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: For Kids, History Channel, 2001
  • Narrator, Marriage: Just a Piece of Paper?, PBS, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The Alfred I. Du Pont/Columbia University Awards in Television and Radio Journalism, PBS, 1998
  • Presenter, The Alfred I. Du Pont/Columbia University Awards in Television and Radio Journalism, PBS, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1992
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2002
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Dole, Lifetime, 1996
  • "David Brinkley: A Reporter's Life," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Lesley Stahl, Lifetime, 1999
  • "Bill Bradley: In the Game," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Cokie Roberts, Lifetime, 2000
  • "Barbara Bush: First Mom," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001
  • Herself, The Tim Russert Show, CNBC, 2004
  • Appeared as an occasional contributor, The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour(later known as The Newshour with Jim Lehrer), PBS; as a political correspondent, ABC World News Tonight (also known as World News Tonight), and This Week with David Brinkley (also known as This Week), both ABC. Appeared in episodes of other series, including Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC; Larry King Live, CNN;and The View, ABC.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Assistant producer, Meeting of the Minds, WRC-TV, 1964-1966
  • Editor, Insider's Newsletter, WRC-TV, 1967
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared in broadcasts on National Public Radio.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, Brilliance, 1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, William Morrow, 1998
  • (With Steven V. Roberts) From This Day Forward, William Morrow, 2000
  • Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, Perennial, 2004
  • With Steven V. Roberts, author of a syndicated column for United Media. Contributing editor to USA Magazine; contributor to other periodicals,including Atlantic Monthly, Commonweal, Life, New Leader, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, and the Washington Post.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1993, Issue 4, Gale, 1993
    Periodicals
    • American Journalism Review, March, 2003, p. 6
    • Broadcasting & Cable, April 5, 1993, p. 59; November 13, 2000,p. S24; November 20, 2000, p. 82; August 12, 2002, p. 18; April 14, 2003, p.12
    • Mediaweek, January 12, 1998, p. 3
    • Modern Maturity, November/December, 1994, p. 20
    • Newsweek, January 19, 1998, p. 71
    • People Weekly, April 27, 1998, p. 142
    • Variety, March 11, 2002, p. 5
    • Women's World Daily, July 3, 1997, p. 12
    Electronic
    • ABC News, http://www.abcnews.go.com, April 15, 2004

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