An American television journalist, Lori Stokes is presently working as the co-host of Good Day New York on WNYW. She is a popular American journalist and a news anchor who is highly respected, mostly because of her confidence and persuasiveness when carrying out her job, flanked by her very striking broad smiles. A seven-year co-anchor of WABC-TV’s Eye Witness News This Morning, Stoke’s exceptional performance contributed significantly in bringing the program to viewers’ number one. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Lori Stokes.
Lori Stokes’ Bio
Lori Stokes was born on 16th September 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. to Louis Stokes, an American politician and attorney, and his wife, Jay Stokes. Although information about Lori’s early life is still under wraps, she revealed in one of her interviews that news reporting had always been of interest to her right from childhood.
Lori grew up in Washington, D.C. On completing her high school education, she enrolled at Ohio State University. She, however, did not complete her program, and later joined Howard University where she finally earned her degree. During her university days, Stokes was a smart and intelligent student, showing a keen interest in her childhood dream – a career in journalism.
In 1986, Stokes started her journalism career as a medical reporter and weekend co-anchor at the Illinois-based network, WCIA located precisely in the Champaign-Urbana area. Two years later, she joined WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina as a reporter and weekend anchor. This position earned her much popularity among state viewers within a space of two years.
Stokes subsequently took up a crime and street reporting job with WBFF television, an affiliate of Fox located in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1992, she became a full-time anchor as well as the lead female reporter at WJLA-TV’s 6 p.m and 11 p.m newscast, maintaining the position till 1996.
At the wake of MSNBC creation, Stokes joined the NBC News’ TV network. On joining MSNBC, she became the first African-American to host the 24-hour cable news channel. She also became one of its premier anchors. In the course of her stay at the TV station, Lori successfully covered the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre as well as the death of John Kennedy Jr.
From 13th March 2007 to 4th July 2007, Lori Stokes solely anchored WABC’s channel 7 programs – the Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon. During the period of her stay at the NBC News, she was a rotating newscaster for Weekend Today and NBC Sunrise. In August 2017, Stokes left Eyewitness News for Fox News. At Fox, she became a co-host of the Good Day New York show, alongside Rosanna Scotto on Fox-5 WNYW.
Who Is Lori Stokes Ex-Husband, Brian Thompson?
Aside from being a popular and outstanding journalist, Lori Stokes is a beautiful and elegant woman as well. Her elegance and prominent features caught the eyes of her fellow American journalist and now ex-husband, Brian Thompson. The duo met at a CBC affiliate job interview and tied the knot two years later.
Sadly, the couple started to encounter problems in their relationship as the years rolled by, and finally settled on getting a divorce. The particular reason for their separation however, remains unknown. Howbeit, the ex-couple remain friends for the sake of their daughters. The couple has two daughters (Alexandra and Nicolette) together.
Lori Stokes’ ex-husband, Brian Thompson is a versatile political reporter who has worked for a variety of television stations in the United States. Since 1998, he has been the New Jersey Bureau anchor for WNBC. He is also a substitute reporter for the network. He has won an Emmy Award and several journalism awards.
Other Facts About Her
- As a very successful journalist, Stokes has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
- Rumours have it that Lori is having an affair with a guy whose identity remains a mystery. Meanwhile, the rumors remain unsubstantiated.
- Lori Stokes is not a social media freak. She is not very active on Facebook and Instagram. She, however, often shares her ideas, thoughts, pictures, and videos with her more than 24k followers on Twitter.
- Commerce Magazine once named Lori Stokes ‘Woman of Influence’.
- Lori is a top member in ‘Jack and Jill of America’, an establishment set up with the aim of bringing children together in a well stabilized cultural and social environment.