Lori Stokes Biography
Lori Stokes is an American journalist and news anchor, currently working as the evening news anchor for the 5, 6, and 10 o’clock news at Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City. Previously, Lori hosted “Good Day New York” on Fox 5 NY, WNYW, with Rosanna Scotto.
Lori attended Ohio State University and Howard University. She then started her career as the medical reporter and weekend co-anchor at WCIA in Campaign-Urbana, Illinois in 1986. Two years later, she moved to North Carolina to serve as a reporter and weekend anchor for WBTV.
Her next move saw her work as a crime and street reporter for WBFF-TV, the Fox Station in Baltimore. Finally, Lori got on hand experience as a full-time anchor as WJLA-TV’s lead female anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.
Stokes joined MSNBC at the time of its inception, serving as one of the original anchors on the 24-hour cable news television channel. Notably, she was the first African American to break on the cable news network. However, in 200, MSNBC hired Ashleigh Banfield to replace Stokes on the station’s Today in America.
Prior to joining Fox 5 News, Lori worked as a co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning at WABC, where she worked for the past 17 years. She joined WABC News from MSNBC/NBC. She is also known to have worked for WJLA-Tv in Washington, DC where she worked as an evening news anchor at six and 11 o’clock.
Lori was honored with the George P.Foster Peabody Award for her September 11, 2011 report of the World Trade Center attack. Moreover, she earned the 2003 Congressional Black Caucus Celebration of Leadership Award for her civic carrier and her function as a high-quality position model.
The New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence venerated Lori for her work and great network outreach efforts.
Currently, Lori works n the Governing Board of Directors for the International Spy Museum. She is also a member of the Jack and Jill f America, founded in 1938 by the leadership of Marion Stubbs Thomas. Moreover, she serves as a member of the board of trustees at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical in Paterson, New Jersey.
Lori Stokes Age
How old is Lori Stokes? Lori is 59 years old as of 2021. She was born on September 16, 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on September 16th every year.
Lori Stokes Husband
Lori was married to her husband Brian Thompson. The couple is blessed with two beautiful daughters, Alexander and Nicolette. Brian is a reporter for NBC4 in New York. They later divorced for unknown reasons.
Lori Stokes Family
Stokes was born to Louis Stokes and Jay Stokes. Her father was an American Attorney, civil rights pioneer, and politician. Louis later died of brain and lung cancer when he was 95 years old in his home in Cleveland. Lori has twin sisters, Shelly Stokes Hammond and Angie Stokes, and a brother Chuck Stokes.
Lori Stokes Net Worth
Stokes has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as an anchor and journalist.
Lori Stokes Salary
Stokes receives an annual salary of approximately between $56,000 – $130,750.