Cokie Roberts

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  • Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
  • Regular Guest on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski
  • Former Co-Anchor, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts

Renowned journalist, Cokie Roberts, named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress (2008), is one of the most esteemed and brilliant broadcast journalists of our time. A New York Times bestselling author, trusted historian on women in America and a sought-after political commentator, Cokie continues to be one of the most popular speakers on the lecture circuit today. In addition to her award-winning political reporting, Cokie serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations, including the National Archives Foundation, the Mayo Clinic, and Save the Children, with whom she has traveled the world and seen the devastation of children living in poverty. She can provide poignant, first-hand accounts on these global issues and on the humanitarian and development efforts of both the private sector and the U.S. government. She is a true champion of causes for women and children around the world and offers presentations that are well researched, thoughtful and truly inspiring.

 
  

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Rave Reviews About Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts was one of the most successful speakers that Yakima Town Hall has had the privilege to enjoy...She began her stay with us by charming everyone at our board and donor event the evening before the speech...She worked tirelessly to help promote the success of Yakima Town Hall and we are so appreciative. The next day, the speech was masterfully crafted to be extremely entertaining, informative and most amazingly, not divisive or offensive to many conservatives in our ticket buying audience. She handled the Q&A after lunch flawlessly as well. She demonstrates intelligence as well as great wit, diplomacy and character - a perfect combination. The buzz so far from ticket holders is all positive - I've even heard some call her our 'best speaker yet'...Please give Cokie our most heartfelt thanks for a job brilliantly done.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Cokie Roberts
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • AmeriHealth
  • Center for Women in Law, UT-Austin
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
  • Hazelden Clinic
  • Seward House
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Insider's View of Washington, D.C.

With unmatched authority Cokie Roberts brings a practiced political eye and keen perspective to the issues currently facing lawmakers. ...

With unmatched authority Cokie Roberts brings a practiced political eye and keen perspective to the issues currently facing lawmakers.

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation

Cokie Roberts unveils the drive, determination, creative insight, and passion of the women who raised our nation to illuminate the social issues affecting women today. ...

Cokie Roberts unveils the drive, determination, creative insight, and passion of the women who raised our nation to illuminate the social issues affecting women today.

Women’s Health and Awareness

Cokie Roberts uses her voice as an influential journalist to highlight the government’s vital role in implementing legislation to improve women’s healthcare. ...

Cokie Roberts uses her voice as an influential journalist to highlight the government’s vital role in implementing legislation to improve women’s healthcare.

Insider Perspective on Inspiring Humanitarian Programs Around the World

In addition to her professional work, Cokie Robertsserves on the boards of several non-profit organizations which have taken her around the world looking at programs that advance the skills and education of women and girls. She can give first-hand reports on the effects of those programs and on the ...

In addition to her professional work, Cokie Roberts serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations which have taken her around the world looking at programs that advance the skills and education of women and girls. She can give first-hand reports on the effects of those programs and on the humanitarian and development efforts of both the private sector and the U.S. government. She tells truly inspirational stories about the unsung role Americans are playing in some of the poorest places on earth.

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<p><strong>Event-Planner Favorite Cokie Roberts Brings America’s History Into The Present</strong></p>

Event-Planner Favorite Cokie Roberts Brings America’s History Into The Present

Acclaimed political commentator and #1 New York Time’s bestselling author COKIE ROBERT’S wisdom is set to impact the next generation with the release of her latest book— Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. A stunningly-illustrated, non-fiction picture book, Ladies of Liberty is based on Cokie’s critically acclaimed work for adults and delves into the iconic women—from Sacagawea to Abigail Adams—who shaped America’s history. Cokie appeared on Good Morning AmericaFox News, and Morning Joe to discuss her latest work, flawlessly weaving commentary on the book with insight into the United States’ incoming political administration and demonstrating the lessons that can be learned from history. Cokie even took her wisdom into a 5th grade classroom, highlighting her uncanny ability to provide a message that resonates with any audience. 

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<p>Rave Reviews for Cokie Roberts </p>

Rave Reviews for Cokie Roberts 

Heralded by event planners for her wit, intelligence, and warmth, acclaimed political commentator and #1 New York Time’s bestelling author Cokie Robert’s 2017 calendar is already filling up with events across the country. With a reputation that precedes her, event planners effusively praise Cokie for always “doing her homework” (Calvin College), her seamless ability to mix “historical allusions, personal anecdotes, and penetrating insight into contemporary politics” (Seward House), and for leaving hosts “on cloud nine” (The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation). 

<p>Cokie and Steven's latest columns on Uexpress</p>

Cokie and Steven's latest columns on Uexpress

Iconic political commentators, renowned journalists, and a couple of over 50 years, Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts co-author a regular column at Uexpress.com.  Check in regularly for their reliably pertinent insights and opinions.

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<p><span>Cokie Roberts is a weekly Morning Edition contributor for NPR.</span></p>

Cokie Roberts is a weekly Morning Edition contributor for NPR.

At NPR she previously served as 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.

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<p>Cokie Shines a Different Light on Alexander Hamilton</p>

Cokie Shines a Different Light on Alexander Hamilton

A New York Times Bestselling Author and trusted historian on women in America, Cokie's latest NYT op-ed addresses how women are getting the back seat again, this time by being placed on the back of a $10 bill when the Treasury Department promised to feature a woman on the updated bill scheduled for circulation in 2020. As with her bestsellers, this op-ed offers facts, insights and an engaging read.

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Biography

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR. 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 reporting, Roberts has written six New York Times bestsellers, most dealing with the roles of women in U.S. history.

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 Universal U Click. The Roberts also wrote two books together: Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families, published in 2011 and From this Day Forward, an account of their now almost fifty year marriage and other marriages in American history. The book immediately went onto The New York Times bestseller list, following Cokie Roberts’s number one bestseller, We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, an account of American women’s roles and relationships over time. Roberts’s other books: Founding Mothers, published in 2004 and Ladies of Liberty in 2008, along with her recently published Capital Dames, about women and Washington in the Civil War—all also rated as New York Times bestsellers. Roberts' latest release is a lavishly illustrated children's book, Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation.

Cokie Roberts holds more than twenty five honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions and President Bush appointed her to his Commission on Service and Civic Participation. In 2008 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.