The pioneering female journalist passed away Tuesday due to complications from breast cancer. Roberts’ career started in 1978 with National Public Radio, where she made a name for herself covering Washington politics. She moved to ABC News in 1988 and won many awards and accolades throughout her decades-long career, including three Emmys and induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
How will she be remembered? The best-selling author was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008. Beyond her own work, she is also celebrated for paving the way for the next generation of female journalists.