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.
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.
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.
Insider Perspective on Inspiring Humanitarian Programs Around the World
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.
Cokie Roberts receives rave reviews from event-planners and audience members alike
At a series of recent events, acclaimed journalist COKIE ROBERTS received rave reviews from both event-planners and audience members. Selected as a headliner for the New Jersey Speaker Series, the Boston Speakers Series and the Philadelphia Speaker Series, Robert’s engaging and informative speeches garnered lots of praise from attendees on Twitter such as: "@CokieRoberts was tonight’s speaker at the njpac speakers series! Just brilliant, wonderful to listen to facts! Thank you Cokie!"; “I could listen to @CokieRoberts for as long as she'd wish to speak #strongwoman #trailblazer…”; “Thank you to @CokieRoberts for a great night at @NJPAC. You were fabulous!”; "Excellent evening at the @WidenerUniv Philadelphia Speaker Series listening to @CokieRoberts discuss partisanship in the US." Roberts was also recently sought-out to address a crowd of 500 at the Anti-Defamation League's BocaWest Lecture Event, where she received the following rave review: "Cokie was terrific! The audience loved her. Her presentation was informative, thoughtful and witty. She told wonderful anecdotes from her childhood and professional career. She also did an excellent job of tying the ADL mission into her remarks both at the dinner and the lecture. During the cocktail hour, she was very gracious about taking photos with our donors. Overall, Cokie was fantastic!"
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.