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Event Features Cokie Roberts

By Jeannine Manning Hutson

Political commentator and news analyst Cokie Roberts will be the featured speaker at the “100 Incredible ECU Women” event hosted by The Women’s Roundtable at East Carolina University.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Greenville Hilton.

The Women’s Roundtable works to advance ECU’s role as a force for enhancing the health care, cultural, educational and economic climate of the region and state.

The 100 women who will be honored at the event are all ECU alumnae recognized by their peers as outstanding leaders in their respective fields.


An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Roberts is a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, where she won the Edward R. Murrow Award, and a political commentator for ABC News. She has covered the U.S. Congress, politics and policy for 15 years.

She was also the first broadcast journalist to win the highly prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress.

She is the author of the national bestseller, “We Are Our Mother’s Daughters” and “Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation.”

Published in 2004, the book explores the lives of the women behind the men who wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Seating is limited and tickets are required.

Call the Office of University Development at 328-9559 for additional information.


This page originally appeared in the September 21, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at