Steven V. Roberts
|Born||February 11, 1943|
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||Bayonne High School|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Occupation||journalist, writer, political commentator|
(m. 1966; died 2019)
Roberts was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, and graduated from Bayonne High School. He attended Harvard University, where he served as editor of the student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. After graduating with a B.A. in Government in 1964, Roberts was hired by The New York Times as research assistant to James Reston, then the paper's Washington, D.C. bureau chief. He was a senior writer at U.S. News & World Report for seven years where he is now a contributing editor. As a Washington pundit, Roberts appears regularly on ABC Radio, Washington Week in Review, CNN, Hardball with Chris Matthews. He often fills in as substitute host of The Diane Rehm Show on NPR (National Public Radio). He also appears regularly on America Abroad. Roberts has taught journalism and political communication at The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs since 1997.
Roberts and his wife, Cokie Roberts, wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column and were contributing writers for USA Weekend, a Sunday magazine that appears in 500 newspapers nationwide. In February 2000, they jointly published From This Day Forward. They have two children, Lee and Rebecca, and six grandchildren.