Who is Lori Stokes?

Lori Stokes is an American journalist who has become famous thanks to her work as the co-host next to Rosanna Scotto, of the show “Good Day New York”, which airs on Fox 5 NY WNYW. Previously she worked for several television stations, including WABC-TV as the co-anchor of “Eyewitness News This Morning”.

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What Happened to Lori Stokes

Back in August 2017, Lori left “Eyewitness News, and for a few months, she was away from the media buzz and focused on other matters.

She returned in October the same year when it was announced that she was to be the new co-host with Rosanna Scotto of the show “Good Day New York”, replacing Greg Kelly, who left Fox 5 WNYW.

Lori Stokes Age, Childhood, and Education

Lori Stokes was born on the 16th September 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA; she is the daughter of Louis Stokes, who was a politician and one of the first African-American congressmen from Ohio. Her mother’s name is Jay. After finishing high school, Lori enrolled at Ohio State University and later at Howard University.


Lori’s career started in the mid- ‘80s as she was hired as the medical reporter and the weekend news co-anchor for WCIA, headquartered in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Two years later, Lori was recruited by WBATV in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she started building a name for herself as a reporter and weekend anchor, and became quite popular in the state. She remained in the job for another two years, before she switched Charlotte for Baltimore and WBTV for WBFF-TV, a Fox station.

However, this didn’t last long as she joined as the full-time anchor at WJLA-TV in Washington DC, leading the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. From 1992 to 1996, she worked for the WJLA-TV, but then as MSNBC was created, Lori took the chance and joined the new platform, becoming one of the original anchors on the 24-hour news platform. However, she was replaced in 2000 by Ashleigh Banfield, but she was soon moved to NBC News for which she served as a rotating newsreader for “NBC Sunrise” and “Weekend Today”.


After her tenure at NBC News ended, Lori joined WABC-TV and started working with Roz Abrams on the 5 pm news slot. However, Roz was replaced by Steve Bartelstein, and he and Lori were named “Eyewitness News This Morning” hosts, and later “Eyewitness News at Noon”. From then on, Lori became known for her extensive work on the news show, and only for a short time in 2003 was she out of the picture, but soon returned as her replacement, Sade Baderinwa, took over new duties.

Lori Stokes

She became one of the most popular “Eyewitness News” co-hosts; however, she left the show and WABC-TV in August 2017.

Most Recent Work, Lori Stokes Net Worth, Body Stats, and Appearance

Lori is now a part of Fox 5 WNYW, and can be seen as one of the co-hosts of the “Good Day New York” show, next to Rosanna Scotto. Sources have estimated that Stokes’ net worth is over $10 million accumulated during her almost 35 years in broadcast journalism.

Lori Stokes stands 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 132lbs ~ 60kgs. Her vital statistics are 34-25-37, and her bra size is 38B. Lori has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Lori Stokes Personal Life, Marriage, Children, Husband

Regarding her personal life, Lori was married to Brian Thompson; although it is known that the couple has two children, both daughters, Nicolette and Alexandra Thompson, she never shared when the two married and divorced. However, she has said that they were together for two years before deciding to take a step forward and tie the knot.

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Lori’s ex-husband Brian is also a television personality, and has been working for WNBC since 1998 as a New Jersey bureau reporter, and has won an Emmy Award for his work. Lori is all about charity and humanitarian work; for years, she has supported various organizations, including Table to Table, bergenPac, and triple-negative breast cancer.

Lori Stokes Father, Louis Stokes

Lori’s father was a rather important figure in American politics.

He was the first African-American congressman from Ohio, and served as one of the chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee. Louis was the leader of the investigation into the John F. Kennedy murder, and in the killing of Martin Luther King Jr. Louis was 95 years old when he died from brain and lung cancer. Lori’s uncle was Carl Stokes, a politician who served as the 51st mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, from 1967 until 1971, the first elected black mayor of a major US city.


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