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Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Reporter, Is Gone at 75

She is 'considered one of a handful of pioneering female journalists ... who helped shape' the 'sound and culture' of NPR

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Veteran political reporter Cokie Roberts, a longtime analyst at both ABC News and NPR, has died at the age of 75, ABC announced on Tuesday.

Roberts joined ABC News back in 1988.

She was a co-anchor with Sam Donaldson of the Sunday political show “This Week” from 1996 to 2002.

Roberts passed away of complications from breast cancer, according to a family statement.

A best-selling author and an Emmy Award winner, Roberts was one of NPR’s most recognizable voices.

She is “considered one of a handful of pioneering female journalists — along with Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer and Susan Stamberg — who helped shape the public broadcaster’s sound and culture at a time when few women held prominent roles in journalism,” NPR noted.

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