Cokie Roberts, Journalist and Commentator, Is Dead at 75


Cokie Roberts, the longtime journalist and commentator for ABC News and later NPR who won three Emmys, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 75.

ABC News announced her death. The cause was complications of breast cancer.

Ms. Roberts co-anchored ABC’s “This Week” with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002. She was also a political commentator, chief congressional analyst and a commentator for “This Week” over three decades at ABC.

Ms. Roberts came from a prominent Louisiana political family, the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader, and Lindy Boggs, who took her husband’s place in the House after he died in a plane crash in Alaska.

A full obituary will appear soon.

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