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Lori Stokes

Journalist from United States of America

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. Lori 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, Lori 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, Ms. Stokes worked as a crime and street reporter for WBFF-TV, the Fox Station in Baltimore, Maryland. Finally, Lori 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  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1962-09-16
Place of birth
Cleveland
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Brian Thompson
Profession
TV Anchor, Journalist, TV Journalist

Education

Institution From To
Howard University
Ohio State University

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