Cokie Roberts, the veteran NPR and ABC Washington journalist, died Tuesday. A trailblazing reporter who won three Emmys and was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress over her four-decade career, was 75. Roberts died of complications from breast cancer. “Cokie was one of NPR’s ‘founding mothers,’” said NPR president and CEO Jarl Mohn. “Since 1978, her signature voice and commentary have accompanied public radio listeners, provided context for news and been a familiar presence in their homes.” The widely respected journalist was also the author of several bestselling books.

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