Lori Stokes Biography
Lori Stokes is an American journalist and news anchor born on September 16, 1962. She hosts Good Day New York on Fox 5 NY WNYW alongside Rosanna Scotto in New York City.
How Old Is Lori Stokes?
Stokes was born on September 16, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She is 56 years old as of 2018.
Lori Stokes Family
Lori was born to Louis Stokes, and Jay Stokes.
Lori Stokes Career
She started her journalistic career in 1986 as the medical reporter and then weekend co-anchor at WCIA in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Stokes then worked as a reporter and weekend anchor for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1988. She became well known to the viewers there in that state for two years.
She also worked as a crime and street reporter for WBFF-TV, the Fox Station in Baltimore. She finally got hands on experience for full-time anchor from 1992 through 1996 as WJLA-TV’s lead female anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.
Lori Stokes MSNBC
She joined MSNBC at its inception and one of the original anchors on the 24-hour cable news television channel. She was also the first African American to speak on the cable news network. The network then hired newcomer “girl in 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 TV station.
Lori paired with Robb Hanrahan who had previously co-anchored the morning news. At the time, he also co-anchored the station’s 5 p.m. news with Roz Abrams. The duo replaced anchors Nancy Loo and David Ushery but did not work as well as WABC had hoped they would. In December 2000, Robb was taken off the morning news and replaced with WABC-TV’s weekend sports anchor Steve Bartelstein.
Lori and Steve eventually proved to work well and helped bring Eyewitness News This Morning back to the number one position it had been in previous years. The two finally took over anchoring duties for Eyewitness News at Noon. It was a second time to replace Nancy Loo and David Ushery.
For a short time in 2003, Lori was removed from the noon newscast and was replaced with Sade Baderinwa. She returned to anchoring the noon newscast when Roz Abrams left the station and was replaced by Baderinwa.
She was the sole anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon from Tuesday, March 13, 2007, to Wednesday, July 4, 2007, (Independence Day). In that period, she was joined by a rotating roster of reporters.
Lori Stokes Ken Rosato
In July, reporter Ken Rosato was chosen to permanently replace Steve Bartelstein. Rosato officially took over as Lori’s morning and noon co-anchor on July 9, 2007.
The morning newscast expanded to begin at 4:30 a.m. in fall 2010 and, in fall 2014. The noon news expanded to a full hour lengthening Stokes’ and Rosato’s already long days. WABC promised to relieve both of them of their noon duties in order to focus on the morning news as part of the expansion. In June 2015, the duo handed over noon duties to David Navarro and Shirleen Allicot.
Lori Stokes Rosanna Scotto
In August 2017, she left Eyewitness News. Stokes co-hosts Good Day New York alongside Rosanna Scotto, on Fox 5 NY WNYW. Scotto replaced Greg Kelly who allegedly left on his own terms at Fox 5 WNYW.
Lori Stokes Husband | Did Lori Stokes Get Married?
Stokes was married to NBC journalist Brian Thompson. Some sources say the couple met at the work interview for CBS affiliate WBTV and getting married two years later. The couple is divorced now with no known reason behind their divorce. Their two daughters still live with their mother but they still use their father’s name, Thompson.
Lori Stokes Daughters
Tokes and Thompson share two daughters, Nicolette and Alexandra Thompson.
Lori Stokes Salary | Lori Stokes Net Worth
Stokes lives a lavish lifestyle like a veteran media personality would do. She lives in a posh mansion in New York and owns a collection of cars. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Her salary is however not revealed but she is believed to receive a handsome good amount.