Lori Stokes Age, Husband, Married, Net Worth 2022, Height, Bio

Lori Stokes is a former journalist and news anchor from the United States. From 2021 to 2022, she was the evening news anchor for the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. news at Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City. She previously co-hosted Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto on Fox 5 NY WNYW.

Age of Lori Stokes

Lori was born on September 16, 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio. Louis Stokes (father) and Jay Stokes (mother) raised her.

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Caption: Lori Stokes Celebrating her 60th Birthday (Sources: Instagram)

She is of African-American descent and was raised in Washington, D.C. She will be 60 years old in 2022. Furthermore, she is Carl Stokes’ niece.


She attended both Ohio State and Howard Universities. The majority of her early life is unknown, but she stated in one of her interviews that she was always interested in reporting news as a child.

She used to work on Capitol Hill when she was younger.

Married Life of Lori Stokes

Lori Stoke is a divorced woman who was previously married. She met her ex-husband Thompson at a job interview for a CBC affiliate. After several meetings, the duo’s romance and affairs began.

After years of dating, they married. Lori Stokes and her husband Brian Thompson married in September 1990. Their elegant and private wedding ceremony took place at Dunbarton Chapel.

She walked down the aisle with Thompson wearing a gown designed by Metrics Couture Collection. She gave birth to two children during their marriage (both daughters).

Her daughters’ names are Nicolette Thompson and Alexandra Thompson. Alexandra, Lori’s daughter, works as a reporter for FOX8 News. Her other daughter, Nicolette, works in the corporate world.

Unfortunately, Lori’s marriage to Brian ended in divorce. However, the reasons for their divorce and the date they officially divorced remain unknown.

Lori and Brian are still on good terms despite their divorce. They also had a good relationship with their grown-up daughters.

Who is Lori Stokes’ Husband?

Brian Thomson, Lori’s ex-spouse, is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a New Jersey reporter for NBC 4 New York since 1998. Thomson was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland in 1965.

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Caption: Lori Stokes (Sources: Instagram)

He is also a former Senior Correspondent for SBS World News (World News Australia).

Lori Stokes’ Life After Divorce

Lori Stokes, on the other hand, isn’t dating anyone who doesn’t have a boyfriend. Her current relationship status is single. So Lori does not have a husband or boyfriend.

She will undoubtedly inform her fans if she enters into a romantic relationship with someone else in the future. Lori is currently living a single life free of rumors and controversies.

Net Worth of Lori Stokes

Lori Stokes’ net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million, which she has accumulated through her successful career as an anchor and journalist.

Stokes earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 to $100,000 as one of Fox 5’s top news anchors.

Professional Career

Lori Stokes began her career in journalism as a medical reporter before moving on to work as a weekend co-anchor at ‘WCIA’ in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois in 1986.

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Caption: Lori Stokes (Sources: Instagram)

For three years, she worked as a reporter and weekend anchor for ‘WBTV’ in Charlotte.

She also worked as a crime and street reporter for WBFF-TV. As WJLA-lead TV’s female anchor, she was promoted to full-time anchor for the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

She later joined ‘MSNBC’ and became a 24-hour cable news anchor. Lori worked for NBC News as a rotating newsreader for ‘Weekend Today’ and ‘NBC Sunrise.’

Lori covered major events such as the Columbine High School massacre and the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. during her career as a journalist.

Her most notable work came after she was named the sole anchor of ‘Eyewitness News This Morning’ and ‘Eyewitness News at Noon,’ which quickly became the top show.

Her afternoon newscast was expanded to a full hour. Lori recently left WABC, Eyewitness News after 17 years of service.


She won an Emmy for her in-depth reporting on children caught in the crossfire of local violence. She was also nominated for the same award in 2006 for reporting live on a police chase in 2005.

Lori was also the recipient of the George P. Foster Peabody Award. Commerce Magazine named her a “Woman of Influence.”

She is an active member of the organization ‘Jack and Jill of America,’ which brings children together in a balanced social and cultural environment. She is MSNCB’s first African-American broadcaster.

Stokes will begin her first day as co-host of Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto on Fox 5 WNYW on October 4, 2017, replacing Greg Kelly.

In June 2021, Stokes was reassigned to WNYW’s evening programming.

Height of Lori Stokes

Lori Stokes is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and weighs around 154 pounds (70kg).

Social Media

Lori is a frequent user of social media. She has over 42.6k and 8k Instagram and Facebook followers, respectively. She has over 7.3k Twitter followers.