Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts is a senior news analyst for NPR News, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than 10 years. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming.

From 1996-2002 she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

In addition to her appearances on the airwaves, Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated in newspapers around the country by United Media. The Roberts are also contributing editors to USA Weekend Magazine, and together they wrote From this Day Forward, an account of their more than 40 year marriage and other marriages in American history. The book immediately went onto The New York Times bestseller list, following Roberts' number one bestseller, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, an account of women's roles and relationships throughout American history. Roberts histories of women in America's founding era --Founding Mothers, published in 2004 and Ladies of Liberty in 2008, also became instant bestsellers.

Cokie Roberts holds more than twenty honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions and on the President's Commission on Service and Civic Participation. This year the Library of Congress named her a "Living Legend," one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six.

 

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4:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
Analysis

Obama In Europe, GOP Presidential Ticket In Flux

President Obama is in Europe this week, working on overseas alliances and the G-8 summit. Here at home, the race to replace him in 2012 is drawing more attention than his presidential trip. And the Republican field keeps shifting.

4:00am

Mon May 16, 2011
Analysis

Politics In The News

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Cokie Roberts about the week ahead in politics.

4:00am

Mon May 9, 2011
Analysis

This Week In Politics

President Obama is still riding high after last week's military operation that killed Osama bin Laden. The question now: Can the president convert that success into increased clout as he addresses the economy and immigration — while his team works with Congress on the budget?

4:00am

Mon April 18, 2011
Analysis

Looking Ahead To The 2012 Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin might be exciting some voters. But the Republicans often nominate a presidential candidate who appears to be next in line. Who would be favored if that tradition holds?

4:00am

Mon April 11, 2011
Analysis

Politics Update

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