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Lori Stokes Profile
Lori Stokes is an American Anchor who is currently working at FOX 5 news. At the station, she anchors the evening news anchor for the 5, 6, and 10 O’Clock news at Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City.
Lori Stokes Age
Stokes is 61 years old as of 2023. She was born on 16th September 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on 16th September every year.
Lori Stokes Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Lori Stokes Family
She is the daughter of Louis Stokes and Jay Stokes. Lori’s father was an attorney, civil rights pioneer, as well as a politician. He sadly died from brain and lung cancer when he was 95 years old in his home in Cleveland. Lori experienced her childhood along with her siblings, Angela R. a former Cleveland Municipal Court judge.
Who served from 1995 through 2015, Chuck a journalist with WXYZ-TV in Detroit, and Shelley Stokes-Hammond. Her uncle, Carl B. Stokes, was the first American mayor of a large American city. Lori is the granddaughter of Louise and Charles Stoke
Lori Stokes Husband
She was married to her ex-husband Brian Thompson whom she met at a CBC affiliate job interview. Brian is a vastly recognized actor known for his portrayal in The Terminator film. Additionally, the couple shares two daughters together namely Nicolette and Alexandra Thompson. Later on, the couple divorced and parted ways because of irreconcilable differences. Furthermore, her ex-husband is a reporter currently working with NBC 4 New York.
Lori Stokes Biography
Stokes is an anchor of the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. news. She joined WNYW-FOX 5 News in 2017. Most recently, Stokes served as co-anchor of “Eyewitness News This Morning” at WABC, where she worked for the past 17 years. Prior to WABC, Stokes worked at MSNBC/NBC. While there, she reported for “NBC Nightly News Weekend” and anchored for “NBC Sunrise” and “Weekend Today Show.
Earlier, she reported for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, DC. Where she served as an evening anchor at six and 11 o’clock. She was honored with the George P. Foster Peabody Award for her September 11, 2001 coverage of the World Trade Center attack. She received the 2003 Congressional Black Caucus Celebration of Leadership Award for her civic service and her status as a positive role model.
Furthermore, the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence recently honored Stokes for her entire body of work and her extensive community outreach efforts. She is an alumna of Howard University and Ohio State University. Additionally, Stokes currently serves on the Governing Board of Directors for the International Spy Museum. She is a member of Jack and Jill of America, founded in 1938 under the leadership of Marion Stubbs Thomas.
Lori Stokes Career
Stokes serves as a member of the board of trustees at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical in Paterson, New Jersey. Stokes was paired with Robb Hanrahan who, at the time, also co-anchored the station’s 5 p.m. news with Roz Abrams and had previously co-anchored the morning news. The new pair, who replaced anchors Nancy Loo and David Ushery, did not work as well as WABC had hoped they would.
Hanrahan was taken off the morning news in December 2000 and replaced with WABC-TV’s weekend sports anchor Steve Bartelstein. Moreover, Stokes left Eyewitness News in August 2017 and, on October 4, 2017, started her tenure as co-host of Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto on Fox 5 WNYW replacing Greg Kelly. WNYW promoted Stokes to anchor the station’s evening broadcasts in June 2021.
Lori Stokes FOX 5
Stokes and Bartelstein proved to work well and eventually helped bring Eyewitness News This Morning back to the number one position it had enjoyed in previous years. The pair eventually took over anchoring duties for Eyewitness News at Noon, replacing Nancy Loo and David Ushery once again. For a brief time in 2003, Stokes was removed from the noon newscast and replaced with Sade Baderinwa.
Stokes resumed anchoring the noon newscast when Roz Abrams left the station and was replaced by Baderinwa. From Tuesday, March 13, 2007, to Wednesday, July 4, 2007, (Independence Day), Stokes was the sole anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon. She was joined by a rotating roster of reporters from March until July when reporter Ken Rosato was chosen to permanently replace Steve Bartelstein.
Additionally, Rosato officially took over on July 9, 2007, as her morning and noon co-anchor. In the fall of 2010, the morning newscast expanded to begin at 4.30 a.m. And, in fall 2014, the noon news expanded to a full hour, which lengthened Stokes’ and Rosato’s already long days. As part of the expansion, WABC promised to relieve both of them of their noon duties to focus on the morning news. That promise was kept and, in June 2015, Stokes and Roasato handed over noon duties to David Navarro and Shirleen Allicot.
Lori Stokes Retirement
Stokes has gone to retire after serving in the News industry for more than 20 years. Stokes has officially ended her New York City broadcasting career, which started at WABC/Ch.7 in 2000 and ended on October 2in2 with her final podcast on WNYW/Ch.5 which joined in 2017. She stated that she has been a combination of being there for everyone and waking up and realizing that she kind of needed to stop and take care of herself.
Her daughters are 30 and 27, her parents are gone now, and she thought to herself, she has worked hard and has been successful and has been very blessed in the town. It’s now time to take a step back and take care of herself.
Lori Stokes Salary
She has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from her career at FOX 5 News.
Lori Stokes Net Worth
Stokes has an estimated annual Net Worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as an Anchor.
Lori Stokes Social Media Platforms
Stokes is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 7.6k followers on Twitter, 44.2k followers on Instagram, and 8.7k followers on Facebook.