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Journalists, public figures and Hollywood stars took to social media Tuesday to remember Cokie Roberts. The political journalist died of complications from breast cancer Tuesday morning. She was 75.
Roberts was best known for her work as a journalist on National Public Radio and ABC News. She began her 40-year career as a contributor for ABC’s This Week With David Brinkley. She also worked as ABC’s chief congressional analyst and anchored This Week With Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002.
She was viewed as one of the smartest political commentators and pioneers for women in journalism.
Jamie Lee Curtis said that the journalist’s death was “a loss for the entire world.” She tweeted, “Whenever @CokieRoberts spoke, I LISTENED! Such a deep well of knowledge and history and analysis and humanity.”
Maria Shriver also remembered Roberts on Twitter. “She was such an inspiration to me. A great journalist, wife, mom public advocate,” she wrote. “She did it all with grace. She worked to give other women a seat at a table. I’m going to pull up a chair today and think of her.”
Kellyanne Conway tweeted, “She disagreed agreeably. Cokie listened, offered advice, showed patience and poise, worked hard, put faith & family first. God bless.”
Read on to see what others had to say about Roberts.
So sad to hear this. Bestselling author, Emmy award winner, and veteran journalist Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75 due to complications from breast cancer. She was a pioneer for so many and will be sorely missed.#RIPCokieRoberts https://t.co/4UIk4pURm6
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) September 17, 2019
Whenever @CokieRoberts spoke, I LISTENED! Such a deep well of knowledge and history and analysis and humanity. A loss for the entire world.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 17, 2019
What sad, sad news. Cokie Roberts was a legend in her time and a wonderful person. I grew up loving her political analysis and insights into Washington. She will be terribly missed. https://t.co/21oIOdKMhG
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 17, 2019
Cokie Roberts was kind. She disagreed agreeably. Cokie listened, offered advice, showed patience and poise, worked hard, put faith & family first. God bless. RIP. https://t.co/De5scz18ta
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 17, 2019
Heartbroken about Cokie Roberts’ passing. She was such an inspiration to me. A great journalist, wife, mom public advocate. She did it all with grace. She worked to give other women a seat at a table. I’m going to pull up a chair today and think of her. https://t.co/V02aCP4ibE
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) September 17, 2019
The work of political journalists is critical to our democracy.
Cokie Roberts was a paragon of that work and a pioneer in her industry. Her voice will be missed.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) September 17, 2019
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 17, 2019
One of the truly great journalists has passed on. Born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs. You knew her as Cokie Roberts of ABC and NPR. So smart, with a great feel for people and what mattered about politics. She will be missed. God Bless.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) September 17, 2019
Our condolences to the family of my @ABC colleague Cokie Roberts. She was a staple of Sunday morning TV news for so long and a great example of loving our democracy and politics but also being an able critic of both. Mary Pat and I will both miss her good humor and kindness.
— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) September 17, 2019
REMEMBERING COKIE ROBERTS: Acclaimed journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts passed away at 75 this morning — @WhoopiGoldberg, @HuntsmanAbby, @JoyVBehar, @sunny, and @MeghanMcCain remember her legendary career. https://t.co/7hRfn0vObX pic.twitter.com/FteiRdUR4R
— The View (@TheView) September 17, 2019
My friend, my colleague, my hero Cokie Roberts has died.
Brilliant. Brave. Kind. Hilarious. A fierce patriot.
And one of the best human beings I have ever known. pic.twitter.com/nZfUBaf2OE
— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) September 17, 2019
RIP Cokie Roberts. You made us all better. Your brilliant mind, your sharp wit – and above all, your kind heart. pic.twitter.com/bu9wzFi9gb
.@CokieRoberts was a colleague and a friend, and our prayers are with her family today. Cokie was a legend and a pioneer for women in journalism and one of the outstanding political commentators of her generation.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) September 17, 2019
#CokieRoberts was family. A woman of faith who prayed for others and watched over so many. May she rest in heavenly peace. I’m sure she has a small bottle of Tabasco and her @Saints gear waving the banner up over yonder. God bless her soul – my friend and mentor. Rest who dat!
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) September 17, 2019
Cokie was a giant. She was smart and pithy and tough as nails. There wasn’t anyone else like her. What a loss. I’m so sorry for her family and close friends.
Cokie Roberts was a trailblazer who transformed the role of women in the newsroom & our history books as she told the stories of the unsung women who built our nation. Her warmth, wit and wisdom will be deeply missed by all. https://t.co/24k1sqAkGQ
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 17, 2019
I was heartbroken to hear about the passing of Cokie Roberts. She was a towering voice for truth, a pathbreaker for women, and a mentor to younger generations — including at our beloved @Wellesley College. Like so many others who cherished her work, I will miss her dearly.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) September 17, 2019
Cokie Roberts’s passing is a tremendous loss for her friends, her family, her profession, and her country.
She was a pioneer who led the way for so many women in journalism who came after her.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 17, 2019
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 17, 2019
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