Statement on the Passing of Cokie Roberts by Susan Whiting, Chair of the National Women’s History Museum Board of Directors

For Immediate Release

We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Cokie Roberts. Not only was Cokie a renowned journalist and an acclaimed author—with a host of prestigious awards and honors—she was a fierce champion for equality and worked tirelessly to ensure that women’s stories were told. We were so lucky to know her work and have her support.

Cokie’s keen intellect, sharp sense of humor and unyielding grace will not be forgotten, and we are forever grateful for Cokie’s trailblazing work that opened so many doors for other women. As we hold Cokie’s loved ones in our hearts and mourn this tremendous loss, we honor a legacy that will no doubt continue to inspire generations of women that follow.

About the National Women’s History Museum

Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum has researched, collected, and exhibited women’s contributions to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of our nation’s history engaging people with our interactive website, online and physical exhibits, education programs, live presentations, and social media to ensure we tell those stories. Through these efforts and its future physical presence, the Museum serves as a guiding light to inspire people regardless of gender, class, race or culture to move into the future with respect, equal confidence, greater partnership and opportunity. A place where visitors can expand their understanding of women’s roles and leave with a compete view of American history. For additional information visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.