Lori Stokes New Job Salary Prompted ABC Leave? Family Insight & More
- Date of Birth Sep 16, 1962
- Age 58 Years, 8 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Cleveland, Ohio
- Profession Journalist
- Relationship Status Single
- Ex-Husband Brian Thompson
- Divorce/Split Once
- Boyfriend Not Known
- Gay No
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Ethnicity/Race Afro-American
- Father Louis Stokes
- Mother Jay Stokes
- Sister/s Shelley Stokes-Hammond, Angela R. Stokes
- Brother/s Chuck Stokes
- College Howard University
- Height/ How Tall? 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters)
- Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Black
- Body Measurements 34-25-37 Inches
- Lesbian No
- Daughter/s Alexandra Thompson, Nicolette Thompson
American television journalist, Lori Stokes has had a fantastic TV career. Mostly known for her anchoring in abc7y Eyewitness News, her journey has been fulfilling in every sense. Despite having hit the right notes on all front, her personal life is yet to sing from the same tunes as her professional excellence.
The Ohio native rose to fame as she recieved Emmy and AP Awards for her reporting of Blackout 14th August 2003. She currently works as the co-host for Good Day New York alongside Rosanna Scotto on WNYW.
FOX 5: Sukanya Krishnan, Jennifer Lahmers, Rosanna Scotto & Lori Stokes talking about the make-up products to prepare themselves on the show New York’s Good Day New York. (Published on 21 September 2018 )
For someone who not new to hitting new targets in her career, she became the first female African-American broadcaster on MSNBC in 2000.
Lori Stokes Bio: Family, Education
Born in Cleveland, Ohio on 16 September 1962, Lori Stokes is of the African-American ethnicity. She was born as one of four children in the famous politician family. Her parents include father Louis Stokes, a Cleveland senator for more than 30 years who passed away in 2015 and mother Jay Stokes.
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A proud American national, she graduated from Howard University.
Lori Stokes Always Wanted To Be Novelist
The prominent TV diva always wanted to be a novelist in the mold of Sidney Sheldon but felt she would have to wait for a lifetime before she became one. And therefore, she chose to be a journalist, someone who she considers to be another form of a storyteller.
Lori Stokes started her journalism career working as a medical reporter.
In 1986, While working as a reporter and a weekend anchor for ‘WBTV’ in Charlotte, her potential in the field of journalism was unleashed which later helped her to establish herself as a successful journalist.
Lori later joined WABC-TV in 2000, where she won Emmy and AP Awards for her reporting of Blackout on 14 August 2003.
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In WABC-TV, she worked as a co-host of 'Eyewitness News This Morning' and 'Eyewitness at Noon' on WABC-TV in New York, where the lady served for over one and half decades.
Why Did Lori Stokes Leave ABC?
Having spent more than one and a half decades in ABC hosting a variety of shows, Lori announced in August 2017 that she would be leaving the studio.
Despite not exactly opening up on the reason for her departure from WABC-TV networks, after 17 years of service, she briefly stated that she needed a new challenge in her career.
While bidding farewell to WABC-TV, She wrapped her last episode with a note,
“Let’s just say I’m shifting gears. Thanks for going on this incredible ride with me, and I know we’ll see each other again.”
Lori Stokes has now found a new challenge--a new job as she has replaced Greg Kelly on the morning show to be named co-host of WNYW New York’s Good Day New York, which airs from 7-10 a.m. alongside Rosanna Scotto.
After sharing almost seventeen years of her career with WABC-TV networks, the lure of challenges a new job brings seems to be the only motivation behind her decision to change.
How much is Lori Stoke's Net Worth?
As a veteran media persona, Lori has the lifestyle to match for one.
Lori resides in a posh house in New York, with her home valuation hitting over $2million and alongside an impressive collection of cars. Her lavish lifestyle reflects her handsome salary and an astonishing net worth.
According to some wiki sources, she has an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars as of 2018. Her fortune has been mainly derived from salaries she commands from her new job at WNYW-TV and her previous home WABC-TV career.
As much success, Lori gets successful in her career, and professional life, not the same has happened with her personal life.
Is She Married Or Divorced From Her Husband? Insights To Her Personal Life
Marriage is not just an institution whereby individuals are joined in a relationship, but it also indulges a lot of understandings among individuals.
Delving into Lori's love life, Lori once wore the label of a married woman. Despite many of the details remaining hidden, she was married to Brian Thompson, an NBC journalist. According to a wiki source, the couple first met at the work interview for CBS affiliate WBTV, two years before their marriage.
The couple also shares two children both daughters, Nicolette and Alexandra Thompson. However much is not known about what happened to their married life, as there has been a lot of hearsay regarding their union.
Several online news portals at the beginning of this decade reported of the couple's divorce--a fact that has never been established, nor confirmed by Lori or her husband.
However, Stokes seemed to confirm their separation with a post on her Twitter on Christmas Eve 2014. Posting a photo of herself with Thompson she referred to him as her "ex-husband."
Christmas Bound: Lori Stokes sits down with her ex-husband for a traditional Christmas eve dinner on 25 December 2014 (Photo Source: Lori Stokes's Twitter)
After that incident, there have been no mentions of her husband on her social sites. And on multiple occasions when she has been confronted about her husband, she has declined to comment, further complicating the matters.
Regardless, of what she has said or not, Lori Stokes is now single and relishing the challenges her profession brings!