Lori Stokes Bids Her Goodbye to WABC as She Announced Her Departure from The Eyewitness News!

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Lori Stokes Bids Her Goodbye to WABC as She Announced Her Departure from The Eyewitness News!

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1962-09-16
  • Age 58 Years 10 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Profession Journalist
  • Ethnicity/Race Afro-American
  • Father Louis Stokes
  • Brother/s Chuck Stokes
  • Sister/s Shelley Stokes-Hammond, Angela R. Stokes
  • Daughter/s Alexandra Thompson, Nicolette Thompson
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Ex-Husband Brian Thompson
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Career 1986-present
  • College The Ohio State University, Howard University
  • Height/ How Tall? 5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Black
  • Lesbian No

Time for farewell!

After 17 years serving the WABC, the time has now come to say goodbye to the news reader Lori Stokes., She chose to be on the show "Eyewitness News," where she worked for years, to share her final words.

The talented news anchor started her career on the ABC on April 17, 2000. During her tenure in “Eyewitness News,” she invested immense effort, which helped a lot to bring the broadcast to #1.

With no doubts, the Ohio-bred leaving the station did come as a surprise to her fans, as she took that decision without any forewarning to her viewers, even her colleagues.

However, “Eyewitness News” did take some moment at the end of the telecast on August 16, and aired a highlight clip to convey the message of the Lori Stokes resigning the show.

The montage mentioned her dedication, contribution, and achievement which she put on the show.

Moreover, Lori Stokes’s co-anchor Ken Rosato took the honor to announce the news.

Later, Lori made her final appearance on the show before signing off. Lots of words must have been going through her head, but she ended up saying few yet influential words. 

She divulged,

“When I walked into this building in April of 2000, I knew the legacy, the integrity, the news judgment, the history and the expectations of working for Eyewitness News,”

The 54 years old journalist continued,

“I want to end this on a super high note. Let’s just say I’m shifting gears. Thanks for going on this incredible ride with me, and I know we’ll see each other again.”

Before joining WABC, she was one of the original anchors on MSNBC. She began her TV news career at WCIA in 1986 and further went on to work for WBTV. Later, she also served as crime and street reporter for WBFF and also worked as a full-time anchor for WJLA from 1992-1996.

During Lori Stokes’s journalism career, she has invested many years for WABC and has been able to make legions of a fan as well. As of now, her fans are disheartened to know the news of her leaving the station, but are also thrilled to know the next chapter of her life. 

Talking about her personal life, she is former wife of Emmy Award winning reporter, Brian Thompson. He has been working for WNBC since 1998 and has won several journalism awards as well.

The substitute anchor for WNBC also shares two daughters, Nicolette Thompson and Alexandra Thompson with his ex-wife.


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We just like to wish the talented reporter best for her future endeavor!

Stay with us for further updates on Lori Stokes' unfolding new life!