NEW YORK – Lori Stokes has been named co-host of FOX 5’s “Good Day New York” alongside Rosanna Scotto from 7-10 a.m., announced station Vice President and General Manager, Lew Leone.
In making the announcement, Leone stated, “As a longtime fan, I couldn’t be more excited for Lori to join the FOX 5 family. Her experience, knowledge, professionalism, success and commitment to the local community make her an ideal partner for Rosanna Scotto and the ‘Good Day New York’ team.”
Most recently, Stokes served as co-anchor of “Eyewitness News This Morning” at WABC, where she has worked for the past 17 years.
Stokes added, “I can’t wait to be a part of ‘Good Day New York,’ a show that has always had its finger on the pulse of the greatest city in the world. With 20 years as a news anchor in this market, there isn’t another local broadcast that captures the energy of this city and that blends local, national and international news with entertainment as seamlessly. I’m once again looking forward to saying ‘Good morning, I’m Lori Stokes!’ and helping our viewers get their days started!”
Prior to WABC, Stokes worked at MSNBC/NBC. While there, she reported for “NBC Nightly News Weekend” and anchored for “NBC Sunrise” and “Weekend Today Show Earlier, she reported for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, DC where she served as evening anchor at six and 11 o’clock. She was honored with the George P. Foster Peabody Award for her September 11, 2001 coverage of the World Trade Center attack and received the 2003 Congressional Black Caucus Celebration of Leadership Award for her civic service and her status as a positive role model. The New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence recently honored Stokes for her entire body of work and her extensive community outreach efforts. She is an alumna of Howard University and Ohio State University.
Stokes currently serves on the Governing Board of Directors for the International Spy Museum. She is a member of Jack and Jill of America, founded in 1938 under the leadership of Marion Stubbs Thomas. Stokes serves as a member of the board of trustees at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical in Paterson, New Jersey.
FOX 5 is part of the FOX Television Stations, one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.