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Lori Stokes - Emmy Award Winning Journalist and a Single Mother

sajju Published On Sat Jul 31 2021   Modified On Sat Jul 31 2021
Lori Stokes - Emmy Award Winning Journalist and a Single Mother

Lori Stokes is an American Emmy award-winning journalist, reporter, news anchor. Currently, she is working as a co-host on a show called Good Day New York on Fox 5 NY WNYW. 

Previously, Stokes has served for decades in several news networks including WCIA in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; WBTV, Charlotte; WBFF-TV; WJLA-TV; and many more.

Bio, Parents & Siblings:

The American journalist, Stokes came into the world on 16th September 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States. She is one of the four children of her parents, Louis Stokes and Jay Stokes. 

Lori Stokes' mother Source: [email protected]

As siblings, she shared her childhood experiences with Angela R., Chuck, and Shelly Stokers-Hammond. As per her DOB, she belongs to the birth sign Virgo. By nationality, she is an American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. 

Educational history:

Firstly, Stokes attended John F. Kennedy High School (Maryland). After that, she enrolled at Ohio State University. Later, she joined Howard University where she majored in broadcast journalism.

Married Relationship with her husband & Kids:

Regarding her personal life, Lori Stokes is a divorced woman and a single mother of two beautiful daughters. Previously, Lori tied the wedding knot with her then-husband, Brian Thompson, an actor known for his performance in The Terminator, Cobra, and Werewolf horror series. 

                    Lori Stokes' daughters, Nicolette Thompson and Alexandra Thompson                     Source: [email protected]

Their wedding ceremony was held in September 1990 at the Dunbarton Chapel located at the Howard University Van Ness Campus. 

They together welcomed two children named Nicolette Thompson and Alexandra Thompson. Unfortunately, the ex-couple had to end their marriage with a divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

Career as a journalist:

In the beginning, Stokes kicked off her journalism career as a medical reporter and weekend co-anchor at WCIA in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois in 1986. After that, she worked for three years as a reporter and weekend anchor for WBTV, Charlotte. Moreover, the Emmy award-winning journalist served as a crime and street reporter for WBFF-TV as well as a full-time anchor for WJLA-TV. 

Lori Stokes working as a co-anchor for FOX5 Source: [email protected]

She stepped towards her biggest success when she joined MSNBC and worked there as an anchor, newsreader and covered various important incidents including the Columbine High School Massacre and the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. Recently, she left WABC, Eyewitness News after working there for 17 years in August 2017.

Awards & Achievements:

The MSNBC reporter is an Emmy Award winner who was nominated for the same award in 2006 too. Additionally, she even won the George P. Foster Peabody Award and was named a 'Woman of Influence' by Commerce Magazine. 

Net Worth & Salary:

According to some online sources, Lori Stokes holds a handsome net worth of $10 million today. Likewise, she receives an average salary ranging from $37,000 to $110,500 a year. Besides, she also owns an apartment in New York worth $2 million.

Other Facts:

The former Eyewitness News reporter stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 meters and weighs 70 kg or 154 lbs. Talking about her social media sites, she is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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