Political pundit to speak at Stambaugh

Cokie Roberts, an award-winning journalist and a political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio, will speak Jan. 11 at Stambaugh Auditorium.

In her more than 40 years in broadcasting, Roberts has won numerous awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

She has written several books, including the No. 1 bestseller “We Are Our Mother’s Daughters,” an account of American women’s roles and relationships over time.

Roberts and her husband, Steven, also write a syndicated weekly column and have collaborated on two books, “Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families” and “From this Day Forward,” an account of their now more than 50-year marriage and other marriages in American history.

Roberts holds more than 30 honorary degrees and serves on the boards of several nonprofit institutions. In 2008 the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend,” one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six.

The lecture starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Stambaugh, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Tickets are $10 with YSU students admitted free with a valid ID. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh box office, online at www.stambaughauditorium.com and by calling 330-259-0555.

It is sponsored by WYSU-FM 88.5 and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown.