Lori Stokes is one of the most commended news anchors on WABC-TV, the flagship station of the ABC Television Network. She has been known to be a “rating enhancer”. Popular co-anchor of Eyewitness News, she has become one of the best news anchors for WBAC-TV who has hyped the market ratings for the network.
53-year-old Stokes has become one of the favorite news anchors of North Carolina and New York with almost 30 years of experience in news covering.
Stokes began her journalism career when she was 24. In 1996, she became the first African-American to be broadcasted on MSNCB. Bold and beautiful Stokes was one of the first anchors in MSNBC franchise. Some of her popular News shows were MSNBC Today and MSNBC Sunrise.
In her three-decade long career, she has had many highlights. She covered Columbine High School Massacre, the death of John F. Kennedy, terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Northeastern Blackout of August 14, 2003, and many such important and historical events.
She has been an unflinching guide through many major headlines which has been recognized by the industry. She has been honored numerous times with prestigious awards.
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Lori Stokes' net worth is around 1 million dollars.
She received an Emmy Award for her in-depth coverage of children caught in the crossfire of local violence as a street reporter from 1991-1992 for WBFF-TV in Baltimore. She earned an Associated Press Award for her undercover journalistic work as a homeless person on the streets of Baltimore. She was nominated for an Emmy back in 2006 for a police chase on which she reported live in 2005.
Stokes was also awarded George P. Foster Peabody Award for her 9/11 attack coverage and the 2003 Congressional Black Caucus Celebration of Leadership Award for her civic service and her status as a role model.
This beauty with brains was named "Woman of Influence" by Commerce magazine recently. She was placed among the ranks of best-selling author Mary Higgins-Clark, philanthropist Deirdre Imus, and race-car driver Danica Patrick.
Stokes has had her share of philanthropy. She is aiding the founding of a charity Supplies for Success. This charity aims to furnish underprivileged children with the tools they need to excel academically.
She also is a member of Jack and Jill of America. It is an organization founded in 1938 under the leadership of Marion Stubbs Thomas with the idea of bringing together children in a social and cultural environment. This organization primarily serves Black children from the ages of 2 to 19.
She is also involved with the Food Allergy Initiative, serves as a member of the board of trustees at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation, Bergen Performing Arts Center and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Patterson, New Jersey.
Although having been divorced, she has a great relationship with her two daughters and even her ex-husband.
She was married to Brian Thompson. He is an NBC reporter. The pair had an affair after they met during their job interview for CBC affiliate WBTV, Charlotte. They got married after two years of dating.
After a successful career in the field she loves, her net worth is rumored to be around $1 million.