Death of Cokie Roberts: Women will lose journalism

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For years when there was news, Cokie Roberts was there.

Emmy's most winning reporter for NPR and ABC News died on 75 Tuesday, ABC said, after a long career and historians began in the 1960s.

And almost immediately, his death greatly encouraged sympathy across social media, especially from women in the industry who considered Roberts as a role model when men and men were passing over newspaper lines and radio waves.

“A sad story about one of our founding mothers,” Michele wrote Kelemen, NPR correspondent was with the outlet for more than twenty years.

For many women, Roberts was the reason for her career in journalism.

“Legend has passed,” Rachel Martin is NPR said. “When I was in high school I wanted to grow up to Cokie Roberts.”

“Cokie Roberts encouraged me to become a journalist (and go to Wellesley),” Washington Post reporter Heather Long said on Twitter. “She was one of only a few women on Sunday talks when I was growing up. She was always smart, intense and insightful. ”

Farrah Fazal, investigative reporter, said Roberts' death was a "complete, non-variable" loss to the area. “She was a pioneer, a mentor, committed to honesty and truth, as a driving force to change women's system.” T

Roberts began working with CBS on radio as a foreign correspondent shortly after his 1964 degree from Wellesley College. She covered Capitol Hill for NPR starting in 1978, when she reported on the Panama Canal Contract, and then served as a conference correspondent for more than ten years, according to ABC News.

Harrison Smith contributed to this report.

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