Margot Roosevelt

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Margot Roosevelt
Born Margot Roosevelt Barmine
August 13, 1950
Lycée Français de New York
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Ralph Hornblower III
(m. 1969; div. 2000)
Children 2
Parent(s) Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Alexander Gregory Barmine
Relatives See Roosevelt family

Margot Roosevelt (Margot Hornblower) is an American journalist who covers the economic news for the Orange County Register. She is a great-granddaughter of President Theodore Roosevelt.[1]

Early life[edit]

Roosevelt is the daughter of Edith Kermit Roosevelt and Alexander Gregory Barmine;[2][3] Roosevelt's maternal grandfather is Archibald Roosevelt, a son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.[4]

She attended and was educated at the Lycée Français de New York.[5] and the Ecole Francaise Internationale in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt attended the University of Madrid, Spain and the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. She graduated from Harvard University (Radcliffe College)[6] with a degree in history.[7]


Roosevelt's first newspaper job was at the Charlottesville Daily Progress in Virginia.[8] She was also a staff correspondent of the Washington Post for 13 years, during which time she was the New York bureau chief for four years, congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C. for three years, and chief environmental correspondent for three years. She joined Time magazine in 1987, reporting from Time's Paris bureau from 1988 to 1994, when she moved to Los Angeles as National Correspondent for Time.[9]

In 2007, Roosevelt joined the Los Angeles Times as an environmental reporter. She was a 2010 National Center for Atmospheric Research Journalism Fellow[10] and 2010 Climate Media Fellow of the Earth Journalism Network.[11] In 2011, Roosevelt received the award for "Distinguished Science Journalism in The Atmospheric and Related Sciences" from the American Meteorological Society.[12]

Since 2012, Roosevelt has covered the economic news and the Southern California economy for the Orange County Register.[13] Before that, she wrote for The Washington Post, then for Time magazine, for the Los Angeles Times from 2007 to 2011[14] and for Reuters on the 2012 Presidential election. Besides the economy, her fields have included foreign affairs, US Congress, and the environment, including climate change and air pollution.[14] She is a fellow of the University of Southern California's Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1969, she was married to Ralph Hornblower III.[1] Before their divorce in 2000,[15] She was known as Margot Hornblower[9][16][17] Ralph and Margot were the parents of two sons:[7]

Roosevelt who lived in Sherman Oaks, California in 2009.[19][8]


  1. ^ a b "Margot Roosevelt is Wed in Capital". The New York Times. December 21, 1969. 
  2. ^ "Miss Margot Roosevelt to Marry on Dec 20". The New York Times. August 3, 1969. 
  3. ^ "Emily Allen, Samuel Hornblower". The New York Times. June 13, 2009. 
  4. ^, Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt
  5. ^ "Class of 1968". Alumni Association of the Lycée Français de New York. Retrieved April 16, 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Radcliffe Class Officers". The Harvard Crimson. January 4, 1971. 
  7. ^ a b c "Margot Roosevelt". Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. 
  8. ^ a b "Orange County Register Economy Reporter Margot Roosevelt | In the Green Room". Zócalo Public Square. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  9. ^ a b Time, "The Future of Life", Margot Roosevelt Archived December 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ National Center for Atmospheric Research, Bios for NCAR Journalism Fellows
  11. ^ Earth Journalism Network, EJN 2010 Climate Media Fellowship for US Journalists
  12. ^ "2011 AMS Award Recipients" (PDF). American Meteorological Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Margot Roosevelt". Orange County Register. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  14. ^ a b "Greenspace – Margot Roosevelt". Los Angeles Times. May 1, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Cynthia Edmunds, Ralph Hornblower III". The New York Times. November 7, 2004. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Margot Hornblower - search results". Time. Archived from the original on December 24, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Margot Roosevelt - search results". Time. [permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Sam Hornblower". Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  19. ^ a b "Emily Allen, Samuel Hornblower". The New York Times. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  20. ^ Hornblower, Luke Roosevelt (2011). "Outsourcing Fraud Detection: The Analyst as Dodd-Frank Whistleblower". Journal of Business & Technology Law. 6 (2). Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  21. ^ Taylor, Andaiye (November 6, 2017). "Forest Hill residents: Newark and New Jersey must lock arms to embrace the future". Brick City Live. Retrieved 26 February 2018.