A Remembrance of Cokie Roberts

  • Fred Vigeant

Cokie Roberts was a pioneering journalist, who helped other women find prominent roles in the industry. Roberts, who died Tuesday at age 75, is remembered by her colleagues and friends in a special hour-long presentation on WITF 89.5 & 93.3 Monday at 2pm. She joined NPR in 1978 and left a lasting mark on the style of reporting NPR and member stations maintain today.

Cokie died Tuesday because of complications from breast cancer, according to a family statement.

Hear an interview with Cokie and Terry Gross about the early days of NPR.


Funeral Mass for Cokie Roberts, Saturday September 21
10 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to further honor the memory of Cokie may do so by making a contribution to the Children’s Inn at NIH:

The Children’s Inn at NIH
7 West Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814

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