Cokie Roberts Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Bio, Family & Facts


Cokie Roberts (born December 27, 1943 – died September 17, 2019) is an American Author and Journalist from New Orleans, United States. She contributed as a political analyst and reporter for the ABC News and National Public Radio.

Furthermore, she also handled the prominent positions in the World News Tonight, This Week and Morning Edition. Mary and her spouse named Steven began a weekly column in the United Media newspapers.

She worked on the board for the Kaiser Family Foundation. On the other hand, she was also a bestseller writer and penned books such as Ladies of Liberty and From This Day Forward. She suffered from breast cancer disease in 2002.

Then, she completed her medical treatment at that time. However, she faced severe health complications from some time. The cause of death of Roberts has not known. She died in Washington DC on September 17, 2019.


Profile, Parents & Life Before Fame

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs was born on 27th of December 1943 in New Orleans (Louisiana, United States). Furthermore, her dad named Hale Boggs and mom i.e. Lindy Boggs was the senior members in the Democratic Party.

They served in the House of Representatives in Louisiana. On the other hand, she got a cute nickname Cokie from her brother Tommy Boggs. He was unable to pronounce her name in childhood. Moreover, he is now a lobbyist and attorney in Washington DC.

Her elder sister is Barbara Boggs Sigmund (Mayor, Princeton). However, her father’s plane suddenly disappeared from Alaska during 1972. Cokie attended the all-girls school named Academy of Sacred Heart in New Orleans.

She reached Washington D.C. and enrolled at the Stone Ridge School. Additionally, she got a Bachelor degree in Political Science from Wellesley College.


Wedding Relationship, Spouse & Children

She was around 19 years old when she met Steven V. Roberts (Professor and Journalist). Soon, they married with the blessings of their relatives and friends.

However, Mr. Roberts died suddenly in 1966. Cokie’s daughter Rebecca Roberts is also a journalist. She hosted the programs on the national radio.


Real Full Birth Name Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs.
Nick name Cokie Roberts.
Profession Journalist & Author.
In The News For Died through illness on September 17, 2019.
Age (As of 2018) 75 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday December 27, 1943.
Birthplace/Hometown New Orleans (Louisiana, United States).
Nationality American.
Ethnicity White Caucasian.
Gender Female.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Religion Christianity.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign) Sagitatus.
Awards 1. Emmy Award (1991).
2. Edward R. Murrow Award.
3. Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism (2000).
4. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame (2000).
Books Authored 1. Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington.
2. Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation.
3. From This Day Forward.
4. Ladies of Liberty.
Social Media Account Stats Twitter: (15.9K followers).
Current Residence Washington DC (USA).
Cause of Death Illness.
Date September 17, 2019.
Place Her house in Washington, DC.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 7″.
Centimeters: 170 cm.
Meters: 1.7 m.
Weight Kilograms: 62 Kg.
Pounds: 136 lbs.
Shoe Size (UK) 6.5.
Eye Color Brown.
Hair Color Dark Brown.
Parents Father: Hale Boggs.
Mother: Lindy Boggs.
Siblings Brother: Tommy Boggs (Lobbyist & Attorney).
Sister: Barbara Boggs Sigmund (Mayor, Princeton).
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Married.
Husband/Spouse Name Steven V. Roberts (Professor and Journalist).
Son None.
Daughter Rebecca Roberts (Journalist).
Highest Qualification Bachelor Degree in Political Science.
School 1. Academy of Sacred Heart.
2. Stone Ridge School.
Alma Mater. Wellesley College.
Net worth (approx.) $5 Million US Dollars.
Home Details Living in Washington DC, United States.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Cokie Roberts

  • She elected as the President of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.
  • Furthermore, she felt proud when inducted in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame (2000).
  • She was among the top 50 women in the broadcasting job in America.
  • Additionally, she co-anchored This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts.
  • Cokie Roberts stands tall at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall (170 cm). Apart from that, Steven’s wife body weight is 62 Kg (136 lbs).
  • She was with Peter Jennings as a political correspondent in the World News Tonight.
  • On the other hand, she landed her first job at the WRC-TV located in Washington DC.
  • Cokie’e net worth calculated (2019s her income) is $5 Million US Dollars.
  • She arranged a morning segment Ask Cookie.
  • In addition to this, she answered the questions of the people connected with US politics.

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  • However, she struggled in her time and then she made her position in the journalism industry.
  • She received an appointment by President Bush in the Council on Service and Civic Participation.



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