Veteran journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts died Tuesday at age 75.
ABC News President James Goldston said in a statement: “Our dear friend and colleague Cokie Roberts passed away this morning in Washington, surrounded by her family and closest friends. She will be dearly missed. Cokie’s kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists.”
Roberts died of complications from breast cancer, according to a statement from her family. The family added: “we will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness.”
Cokie Roberts is survived by her husband of 53 years, journalist Steven V. Roberts, her children Lee Roberts and Rebecca Roberts, and her grandchildren Regan, Hale and Cecilia Roberts and Claiborne, and Jack and Roland Hartman.
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