Legendary journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75

Journalist called a 'living legend' by Library of Congress passes away after battle with breast cancer.

Gary Willig ,

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Famed journalist and political commentator Mary "Cokie" Roberts has died at the age of 75, her family announced Tuesday.

Roberts, who won numerous awards, including three Emmys in a career at ABC and other news outlets which dated back to the 1970s.

Roberts co-anchored ABC’s "This Week" program together with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002. In 2008 she was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. She was also inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

Her family said in a statement: "We will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness."

The cause of death was complications from breast cancer.



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