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Lori Stokes
Born (1962-09-16) September 16, 1962 (age 52)
Cleveland, Ohio
Ethnicity African American
Education Ohio State University and Howard University
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) Morning and Noon Anchor for WABC-TV (2000-present) with Ken Rosato
Spouse(s) Brian Thompson Divorced
Children Two daughters
Relatives Carl B. Stokes, (uncle), Louis Stokes, (father)

Lori Stokes (born September 16, 1962) is co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. She joined the station on April 17, 2000, as part of an effort to increase ratings on WABC's morning newscast.

Career[edit]

Stokes began her journalistic career as the medical reporter and then weekend co-anchor at WCIA in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois in 1986. Then, in 1988, she worked as a reporter and weekend anchor for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina. There for two years, she became popular with the viewers in that state.

Next, Stokes worked as a crime and street reporter for WBFF-TV, the Fox Station in Baltimore. Finally, Stokes got hands on experience for full-time anchor as WJLA-TV's lead female anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. She was there from 1992 through 1996.

Then Stokes went to MSNBC at the time of its inception. She was one of the original anchors on the 24-hour cable news television channel and the first African American to speak on the cable news network. MSNBC hired newcomer "girl in glasses" Ashleigh Banfield to MSNBC in 2000 and replaced Stokes on MSNBC'S Today in America also in 2000. During her tenure at NBC News Stokes was a rotating newsreader for "NBC Sunrise" and Weekend Today.

During her tenure at the cable TV station, Stokes covered the Columbine High School Massacre and the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in 1999.

Career in New York City[edit]

Stokes was paired with Robb Hanrahan who, at the time, also co-anchored the station's 5 p.m. news with Roz Abrams and had previously co-anchored the morning news. The new pair, who replaced anchors Nancy Loo and David Ushery, did not work as well as WABC had hoped they would. Hanrahan was taken off the morning news in December 2000 and replaced with WABC-TV's weekend sports anchor Steve Bartelstein.

Stokes and Bartelstein proved to work well and eventually helped bring Eyewitness News This Morning back to the number one position it had enjoyed in previous years. The pair eventually took over anchoring duties for Eyewitness News at Noon, replacing Nancy Loo and David Ushery once again.

For a brief time in 2003, Stokes was removed from the noon newscast and replaced with Sade Baderinwa. Stokes resumed anchoring the noon newscast when Roz Abrams left the station and was replaced by Sade Baderinwa.

From Tuesday, March 13, 2007, to Wednesday, July 4, 2007, (Independence Day), Stokes was the sole anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon. She was joined by a rotating roster of reporters from March until July when reporter Ken Rosato was chosen to permanently replace Steve Bartelstein. Rosato officially took over on July 9, 2007, as her morning and noon co-anchor.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ken Rosato named Eyewitness News morning co-anchor". ABC News. 07-06-2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)[dead link]

External links[edit]


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SanJuanIslander.com

SanJuanIslander.com
Sat, 23 May 2015 21:31:06 -0700

While you may have seen Lori Stokes and her dog Barlow around town or at Ernie's Dog Park, chances are you don't know the long tale behind their happy-ending story. The now four-year-old dog first lived with a homeless man on the streets of Los Angeles.

WABC-TV

WABC-TV
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:56:15 -0700

The station's "Eyewitness News This Morning," with Lori Stokes, Ken Rosato, Bill Evans and Heather O'Rourke, boasts the highest ratings from 4:30-5 a.m. among DMA Households. At 5 a.m., WABC-TV leads in DMA Households with a rating equal to its two ...

WABC-TV

WABC-TV
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:31:08 -0700

Thursday seemed like just another morning, with Lisa Colagrossi doing what she did so well, reporting live from the scene. She was an amazing reporter, committed to Eyewitness News. She was dedicated to telling a story with honesty, a working woman, ...

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 23:55:02 -0800

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Decatur. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Seitz Funeral Home in Assumption. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption. Memorials ...

WABC-TV

WABC-TV
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:48:20 -0800

The voluntEARS helped pack and organize boxes to be sent out to help people in need, with Channel 7's own Bill Evans and Lori Stokes on hand to present a $15,000 check to the Food Bank for New York City. That's a healthy serving when you consider just ...

WABC-TV

WABC-TV
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:16:58 -0700

The young woman has been in Jamaica Hospital since she was taken there early Saturday morning. But on Tuesday, police used a surveillance video to help them figure out who she is. Safiya McLean, 18, is believed to be homeless. She remains in critical ...

WABC-TV

WABC-TV
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:16:25 -0700

Consumer Reports tests beauty box subscriptions. Consumer Reports tests beauty box subscriptions. Lori Stokes looks at a Consumer Reports survey of beauty box subscription services, which deliver samples of makeup and skin-care products every month.

WABC-TV

WABC-TV
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:16:53 -0800

By Lori Stokes. Tuesday, January 06, 2015. NEW YORK (WABC) --. The new year means new resolutions, and for many people, that goal can be slimming down. Now, U.S. News and World Report is out with its list of 2015's best diets. The study evaluated 41 ...
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