Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

01names -  Cokie Roberts was honored by New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) with its Lifetime Achievement Award in History and Biography at a Family History Benefit Dinner Thursday night in Boston on Oct. 27. Serving as emcee was  Bill Griffeth, co-anchor of Closing Bell on CNBC, and author of the new bestseller  The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir. 
(Roger Farrington)
Cokie Roberts. –Roger Farrington, File

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died at age 75.

ABC announced her death on Tuesday. Roberts was the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, two members of Congress from Louisiana, and went on the chronicle the political world she grew up in.

She joined ABC News in 1988 and was co-anchor with Sam Donaldson of the Sunday political show “This Week” from 1996 to 2002.