Quick Facts Lori Stokes

  • NameLori Stokes
  • FatherLouis Stokes
  • MotherJay Stokes
  • NationalityAfrican American
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Working ForWABC-TV
  • Net Worth$1 million
  • Eye ColorBlack
  • Hair ColorBlack
  • Weight in KG76 KG
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toBrian Thompson
  • ChildrenNicolette Thompson, Alexandra Thompson
  • EducationOhio State University and Howard University
  • Online PresenceFacebook,Twitter,Wiki
  • Birth PlaceCleveland, Ohio

Lori Stokes, a co-anchor on WABC-TV was born on September 16, 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the co-anchor of the news program Eyewitness News this morning and Eyewitness News at noon. She is a very famous and favorite anchor of all time of many people. Her ethnicity is black and is an American citizen.


Lori Stokes was born to Louis Stokes and Jay Stokes. Her parents, especially her mother Jay has been very much supportive of her every step of life. Jay is a very classy cultured woman. Lori attended Ohio State University and later joined Howard University from where she achieved her degree. She was a very intelligent student. During her study, she was also interested in journalism.

In 1986, Lori Stokes started as a medical reporter and weekend co-anchor at WCIA in Champaign-Urban, Illinois. Then after two years of working as a medical reporter, in 1988, she began working as a reporter and weekend anchor in WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina. After that, she started to become popular with the viewers of that state. People loved the way she presented the news. She also worked for the WBFF-TV, the Fox Station as a crime and street reporter in Baltimore. Gaining all these experiences, at last in 1992, she became a full-time lead female anchor in WJLA- TV. She broadcasted the news at 6pm and 11pm. She worked there for 4 years.

After working in WJLA-TV, Lori Stokes joined MSNBC. She was the first African American to speak on the cable news network. Lori was replaced by newcomer Ashleigh Banfield in 2000 from MSNBC’s Today in America. Currently, she has been working for the WABC-TV and she runs the show called “Eyewitness” alongside Ken Rosato.


At the age of 27, Lori Stokes got married to Brian Thompson who is a reporter for NBC. They have two daughters Nicolette Thompson and Alexandra Thompson. It is heard that their wedding was one of the most beautiful weddings that people had ever seen in the country. Their reception was a great event with many guests and both families were also present there. The couples were living a good and happy life. But unfortunately their marriage came to the end and they got divorced. The main reason of divorcing is still unknown. Only they know the reason behind their divorce.

After their divorce, both daughters have been staying with Lori. Lori Stokes has been taking good care of her and giving good education in good college. She wants a good future for them. Her older daughter Alexandra is a vocalist. She sings very well and is very talented.

On January 7, 2013, Lori Stokes updated a status on her facebook profile that her younger daughter Nicolette was still waiting to hear from several colleges. From this, we get to know that she is very much serious about her daughter’s education and we get to know another thing too and that is she is very active in her social accounts. She has facebook, twitter, and Instagram accounts, and she is very active in them. She keeps on updating her recent activities and pictures in her social profiles. Her net worth and salary have not been disclosed but it is estimated to be around $10 million (2016).