Cokie Roberts

Political Commentator, ABC News

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming. From 1996-2002 she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program, “This Week.” Roberts also contributes political analysis for NPR. In her more than 40 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 50 Greatest Women in the History of Broadcasting.

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 U Click. The Roberts also wrote Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families, published in 2011. Their other book together, From this Day Forward, an account of their now more than 45-year marriage and other marriages in American history, immediately went onto The New York Times Bestseller List. It followed Cokie Roberts’s No 1 bestseller, We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, an account of women’s roles and relationships throughout American history. Her histories of women in America’s founding era, Founding Mothers, published in 2004, and Ladies of Liberty in 2008, also became instant bestsellers. In 2014, Roberts released a children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies, which landed on The New York Times Bestseller List for picture books. Her upcoming book Capital Dames, The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848- 1868 will be released in April 2015.

Roberts holds more than 20 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.