Lori Stokes (Journalist) Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Height, Weight, Facts, Family

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Lori Stokes is an American journalist and news host born on September 16, 1962. She hosts Good Day New York on Fox 5 NY WNYW along with Rosanna Scotto in New York City.


Stokes was born on September 16, 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She is 60 years old and beautiful.


Lori was born to Louis Stokes and Jay Stokes.


She began her journalistic career in 1986 as a medical journalist and then weekend co-host at the WCIA in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Stokes then worked as a reporter and weekend host for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1988. She became famous for viewers there in that state for two years.

He also worked as a crime and street reporter for WBFF-TV, Baltimore’s Fox Station. She eventually gained hands-on experience as a full-time presenter from 1992-1996 as the lead female host of the 6 pm WJLA-TV. and at 11 pm news bulletins.


She joined MSNBC early on and was one of the original anchors of the 24-hour cable television channel. She was also the first African American to speak on the cable news network. The network then hired newcomer ‘girl with glasses’ Ashleigh Banfield in 2000. She replaced Lori the same year on MSNBC’s Today in America. In her time at NBC News, Lori was a rotating newsreader for ‘NBC Sunrise’ and Weekend Today.

She covered the Columbine High School massacre and the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in 1999 during her time with the cable broadcaster.

Lori has teamed up with Robb Hanrahan who previously co-anchored the morning news. At that time, she also co-anchored the 5 pm station. news with Roz Abrams. The duo replaced anchors Nancy Loo and David Ushery, but it didn’t work out as WABC had hoped. In December 2000, Robb was taken off the morning news and replaced with Steve Bartelstein, WABC-TV’s weekend sports presenter.

Lori and Steve ultimately proved to work well and helped restore Eyewitness News This Morning to the number one position from previous years. The two finally took over the anchor duties for Eyewitness News at noon. It was the second time to replace Nancy Loo and David Ushery.

For a short time in 2003, Lori was removed from the midday news and replaced with Sade Baderinwa. She returned to the midday news anchor when Roz Abrams left the station and was replaced by Baderinwa.

She was the sole host of Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon from Tuesday, March 13, 2007, to Wednesday, July 4, 2007 (Independence Day). During that time, she was joined by a rotating list of journalists.


In July, journalist Ken Rosato was chosen to permanently replace Steve Bartelstein. Rosato officially assumed the role of Lori’s morning and midday co-host on July 9, 2007.

The morning news expanded to start at 4:30 in the morning in the fall of 2010 and, in the fall of 2014. The noon news extended to a full hour, extending the already long days of Stokes and Rosato. WABC has promised to relieve both of their midday duties to focus on the morning news as part of the expansion. In June 2015, the duo handed their midday homework to David Navarro and Shirleen Allicot.


In August 2017, she left Eyewitness News. Stokes hosts Rosanna Scotto‘s Good Day New York, on Fox 5 NY WNYW. Scotto replaced Greg Kelly who he allegedly left on her terms at Fox 5 WNYW.


Stokes was married to NBC reporter Brian Thompson. Some sources say the couple met at a job interview for CBS affiliate WBTV and got married two years later. The couple is now divorced with no known reason behind their divorce. Their two daughters still live with their mother, but they still use their father’s name, Thompson.


Tokes and Thompson share two daughters, Nicolette and Alexandra Thompson.


Stokes lives a lavish lifestyle as a veteran media character would. She lives in an elegant mansion in New York and owns a collection of cars. She has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million. Her salary is not revealed, however, but it is believed that she receives a handsome sum.

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