Rebecca Roberts

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Rebecca Roberts
Born Rebecca Boggs Roberts
1970 (age 44–45)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Education B.A. in Political Science
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Journalist
Known for Radio personality
Spouse(s) Daniel Jay Hartman (m. 1997)[1]
Parent(s) Steven V. Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Relatives Lindy Boggs (grandmother)
Hale Boggs (grandfather)
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (uncle)
Barbara Boggs Sigmund (aunt)
Paul Sigmund (uncle-in-law)
Paul Sigmund, Jr. (cousin)
David Sigmund (cousin)
Stephen Sigmund (cousin)
William Robertson Boggs (uncle, deceased)
DeLesseps Story Morrison (second cousin, twice removed)
William C. C. Claiborne (ancestor)

Rebecca Boggs Roberts (born 1970) is an American journalist. She was one of the hosts of POTUS '08 on XM Radio, which offered live daily coverage of the 2008 presidential election. She served as a substitute host for Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and Weekend Edition Sunday on National Public Radio.[2]


Born to reporters Cokie and Steve Roberts, Roberts earned a B.A. in political science from Princeton University.[1]

Roberts began with Shorr & Associates, a political media firm in Philadelphia. She was technology reporter for The World, a radio program produced by the BBC and Public Radio International, for four years. She hosted Your Call, a local call-in program, on KALW in San Francisco and moved to Washington, DC to host The Intersection, a news talk show, on WETA from 2006-07.[2] For NPR, she has reported on such diverse topics as the US immigration debate, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, transgenic goats, amateur astronomers, Bikram yoga, and Icelandic geysers.[2]


  1. ^ a b The New York Times, Wedding Announcement, 8/31/1997. Retrieved 1/5/10.
  2. ^ a b c National Public Radio, Rebecca Roberts Biography, Retrieved 1/5/10.