Journalist Cokie Roberts lectures Jan. 11 at Stambaugh Auditorium

Cokie Roberts, an award-winning journalist now a political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio, speaks 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Stambaugh box office, at or 330-259-0555. Admission for Youngstown State University students is free with a valid ID. The lecture is sponsored by WYSU-FM 88.5 and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown.

In her more than 40 in broadcasting, Roberts has won countless 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. In addition to her reporting, Roberts has written six New York Times bestsellers, most dealing with the roles of women in U.S. history.

In addition to her appearances on the airwaves, Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated in newspapers around the country by Universal U Click. The Roberts also wrote two books together: 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. The book immediately went onto New York Times bestseller list, following Cokie Roberts’s number one bestseller, We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, an account of American women’s roles and relationships over time.

Roberts holds more than 30 honorary degrees and serves on the boards of several non-profit 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.