Television journalist Lori Stokes is a veteran when it comes to news anchoring. She currently serves as a co-host for Fox 5's morning show Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto.

Her most notable work was during her stint as an anchor on ABC7's show Eyewitness News This Morning. She co-anchored the show for 17 years, from April 2000 to August 2017. 

Why Did Stokes Leave ABC?

Having spent nearly 2 decades in ABC, hosting top-ranked shows, Stokes announced that she would be leaving the station in August 2017.

Despite not exactly opening up on the reason for her departure, the media personality briefly stated that she needed a new challenge in her career during her farewell episode of Eyewitness News.

"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," Stokes stated.


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The Ohio native soon found her new challenge — a new job as she replaced Greg Kelly as co-host on Good Day New York

Her Net Worth Numbers Remains Concealed 

As a veteran media persona, Stoke has the lifestyle to match for one. She resides in a posh house in New York and also has a luxurious car.

But although her lavish lifestyle suggests that she earns a handsome salary and has a decent net worth, Stokes is yet to disclose her salary or net worth figures.

Stokes Possesses African-American Ethnicity

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 16, 1962, Stokes possesses African-American ethnicity.

She was born as one of four children in a politician family. Her father, Louis Stokes, who passed away in 2015, was the first African American congressman elected in Ohio and served 15 terms in the United States House of Representatives.


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Her mother's name is Jay Stokes, and she is currently 81-year-old.

The Howard University graduate now lives with her two daughters Alexander and Nicolette, whom she gave birth with her ex-husband Brian Thompson.


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She Always Wanted to Be a Novelist

Stokes always wanted to be a novelist and aspired to be the next Sidney Sheldon.

Speaking to North Jersey in July 2018, she expressed that she wished to write romantic and love-filled novels. "However, I realized it’d take forever for me to become accomplished enough to do that," she jokingly added.

A quick glance through her Instagram profile also shows her love for novelists, novels, and reading, as she often shares pictures with famous novelists or updates on what book she is currently going through.

In one instance, on January 16, 2020, when she was on vacation to the Bahamas, she even asked her followers to suggest a great book.

In her interview, Stokes had further explained that she chose to be a journalist because she considered journalists to be another form of a storyteller.