The well known and one of the most respected names in the field of journalism, Lori stokes is an American anchor who has showcased remarkable performance in the history of journalism.
Lori is an award-winning anchor and is popular around the world for her excellent performances and for her consistency as well. Here we have some exclusive details that you might want to know about Lori's personal and professional life.
Lori Stokes Age, Bio
The gorgeous, Lori stokes was born on September 16, 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. At the moment she is 57 years old and her zodiac sign is Virgo. Although she holds American nationality she belongs to African-American ethnicity.
Standing tall at 5 feet and 7 inches, Lori successfully grasps everyone's attention with her bright smile, shiny black hair and pretty eyes.
Lori was born to mother Louis Stokes and father Jay Stokes alongside her two sisters and one brother. Her father was was a politician and a very reputed attorney who went on to be elected as the first black congressman in Ohio; a record in American political history. Lori's father sadly died from brain and lung cancer when he was 95 years old in his home in Cleveland.
Lori also has two sisters named Shelly Stokes Hammond and Angie Stokes. Along with two sisters, Lori also has one brother named Chuck Stokes.
Talking about her academic qualification, Lori went to Ohio state university and after that, she joined Harvard University from where she graduated in journalism with excellent marks.
Lori Stokes Personal Life: Married, Husband, Children
Talking about her married life, Lori was married to Brian Thompson whom she met at a CBC affiliate job interview. After sparks flew between the couple, their romance began as well.
After a couple of years of dating, Stokes and Thompson tied the knot and got married.
Lori and her handsome man, Brian Thompson married each other at the Dunbarton Chapel located at the Howard University Van Ness Campus.
Lori Stokes and Ex-husband Brian Thompson on wedding day. (1990 Johnson Publications)
Glowing with happiness at the age of 27, in September of 1990, Stokes wore her gown designed by Metrios Couture Collection and walked down the aisle for Brian who is an Emmy Award-winning journalist himself.
Together the couple has two beautiful daughters, Alexander and Nicolette.
Unfortunately, their marriage didn't last long as the duo got a divorce after a few years caused by irreconcilable differences. However, the exact reason for their separation is still unknown.
Lori and Brian are still in good terms and have been able to maintain a friendly relationship even after their separation for the sake of their daughters' happiness.
After her unsuccessful marriage with her ex-husband Brian, Lori has not been in a relationship with anyone else and never had an affair; at least not publically.
Lori Stokes Career
Lori has always been very passionate about her career in journalism. Stokes began her career as a medical reporter and later started working as a weekend co-anchor in Champaign Urbana, Illinois at WCIA. she also worked for WBTV as a weekend anchor in charlotte for 3 years.
Also, she worked as a full-time anchor for the 6 pm and 11 pm newscasts as WJLA-TV's lead female anchor. later on, the reporter joined MSNBC and became an anchor for 24-hour cable news. Lori served as a rotating newsreader for the weekend today and NBC sunrise.
During her career, she has also covered some of the highlighted stories such as the columbine high school massacre and John F. Kennedy's death.
Lori's career took a major turn when she was appointed as a solo anchor for "The Eyewitness News This Morning" and "Eyewitness News at Noon" which became the top show and made her popular across a large population.
Lori was named a woman of influence by the commerce magazine and also is an active member of an organization named "Jack and Jill of America" which brings children together in a balanced cultural and social environment.
Lori Stokes: net worth
By now, we already have an idea about how successful Lori is and how her career still thrives as well. With such a successful career, Lori also has a massive fortune to herself.
Her massive fortune is the result of her hard work and dedication in the field of journalism. According to some sources, her net worth is believed to be around $10 million.
However, since Lori herself has not claimed the numbers, her net worth at the moment remains questionable.