Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75


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NEW YORK- Cokie Roberts, longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died at age 75.

ABC announced her death on Tuesday. Roberts was the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, two members of Congress from Louisiana, and 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.

Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement upon hearing of the passing of Cokie Roberts:

“I was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Cokie Roberts, a brilliant journalist and even better human being. I was privileged to have many opportunities to interact with Cokie over the course of my own political career. As a journalist, she was incisive, insightful and professional – appropriately opinionated without being partisan. As a commentator, I found her to be both wise and witty. Cokie Roberts didn’t just cover politics, she genuinely liked politics and politicians. She invariably asked tough questions but was neither cynical in her judgments nor unfair in her comments. She will be missed greatly by her loving family, many friends and an admiring and appreciative public.”

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