What Was Cokie Roberts' Net Worth During The Time Of Her Demise?

BY NIHAL BHANDARY Updated on 10 March, 2021

Cokie Roberts had a net worth estimated to be $10 million.

Considered as one of the greatest journalists of all time, Cokie Roberts' net worth was estimated to be $10 million at the time of her death. She had accumulated this massive amount of wealth from journalism and as an author. She served as a political reporter and analyst for a multitude of channels for decades.

Cokie Roberts was born on December 27, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana to parents Hale and Lindy Boggs. Throughout her lifetime, the renowned journalist managed to gain prominent positions on some of the biggest news channels as a political reporter and analyst. However, she unfortunately passed away on September 17, 2019, at the age of 75 due to complications of breast cancer disease. Cokie Roberts was married to Steven V. Roberts, a professor, and fellow journalist from 1996 until her death in 2019. She was also a mother of two, Rebecca Roberts and Lee Roberts.

Net Worth and Sources of Income

The professional journalist, Cokie Roberts' net worth was estimated to be $10 million at the time of her demise. She gathered most of her fortune from her remarkably successful career as a Journalist, Historian, Author, and Commentator.

Income from Journalism

The pioneering journalist, Cokie Roberts had been considered to be one of the most skilled female journalists of all time and we certainly have no doubts about that. Both her father and mother served for decades as Democratic members of the House of Representatives from Louisiana. It looks like she had an inherited passion for politics and chose to walk her parents' footsteps.

Cokie Roberts was talented journalist

Soon after college, Cokie entered the field of journalism, landing a job as a field reporter for CBS News based out of Athens, Greece. Roberts worked for National Public Radio (NPR) for over a decade. Since she was so committedly involved in female journalism during the times where females were never at the top of the field, she is titled as one of the "founding mothers of NPR".

 In 1994, The New York Times awarded Roberts, along with NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Nina Totenberg for transforming male-dominated Washington D.C. political journalism. Roberts served as a senior news analyst and commentator for NPR and the chief congressional analyst for ABC News. Hence after speculating her impressive achievements, it's quite evident that she must have racked up a huge sum of money.

Income from Book


 The 6 times New York Times bestseller, Cokie Roberts had a gift for writing to provide encouragement to people in order to help them pursue their dreams despite the challenges that existed. She tied that with her interest in women in politics and wrote many books.

Cokie Roberts income from Books

The lists of her books include We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters (1998), Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation (2004), and Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation (2008). Moreover, in 2000 she wrote a book on marriage together with her husband called From This Day Forward giving tips to a successful, long-lasting marriage. Hence, Cokie must have amassed a gigantic amount from her amazingly inspiring work as a best-selling

The award-winning political journalist, Cokie Roberts has undoubtedly inspired countless across the world from her work. Her kindness, generosity, and thoughtful approach to the big issues has made a world a better place.

And even though Roberts has departed, she sure has left a mark on the modern world by being an exceptional journalist and providing women with motivation and platform to achieve their dreams.

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Published on 19 September, 2019

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