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Did you catch us on #GoodDayNewYork ☀️with @rosannascotto & @loristokes_ this morning? Click the link in bio ☝️to watch our live #GenderReveal 👶with 3 expectant couples and to get all the scoop about the #newyorkbabyshow this weekend 🍼
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Tune In to @fox5ny “Good Day New York”
Tune In to @fox5ny “Good Day New York”
This morning live interview @fox5ny #GoodDayNewYork with @missctusa and @missnjusa on WNYW Fox 5 at 9am! #gooddaynewyork #gooddayny #morning # #RosannaScotto  #LoriStokes #fox5 #missusa #missnyusa #genesissuero
It was amazing running into @loristokes_ @foxtv  I look forward to dressing her real soon and looking forward to our dinner date with @sandrino_stylez Love you girl. Keep up the good work. #loristokes #lukedestin #foxnews
It was amazing running into @loristokes_ @foxtv I look forward to dressing her real soon and looking forward to our dinner date with @sandrino_stylez Love you girl. Keep up the good work. #loristokes  #lukedestin  #foxnews 
Behind the scenes of #GDNY Good Day NY with @RosannaScotto, @LoriStokes_, and visual illusion makeup artist @DesignDain. INCREDIBLE!!
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#DainYoon
#SetLife #bts #Jillness #fotoho #jilllotenberg #nycphotographer #photographer
My covergirl @LoriStokes_ co-achor of #GDNY Good Day NY doing what she does best! So happy to use the available light on set for @mannpublications
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#Jillness #fotoho #jilllotenberg #nycphotographer #photographer
Vignetted @mannpublications cover drawing attention to fellow #allergic girl, @LoriStokes_ Co-Anchor of #GDNY Good Day NY and her cause, #foodallergies  Lori is FARE’s 2018 NY Spring Luncheon “Mistress of Ceremonies” April @cipriani.  Learn about their important work & donate: @foodallergy
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#SetLife #Jillness #fotoho #jilllotenberg #nycphotographer #photographer @fox5ny
Black Women In Media 2018...
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#LoriStokes 
#PublishCelebrityPhotographer 
#RedCarpetEvents 
#AntoineDeBrillThePhotographer2018 
Image by @debrillantoine
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#BlackGirlMagic was definitely served up tonight at the Black Women In Media Awards. It was such a lovely evening spending time with and getting to know so many dynamic women! 🙇🏽‍♀️💪🏾💜
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#BWIM #BWIMawards2018 #BWIMawards #ArthelNeville @veramoorecos #VeraMooreCosmetics @flo_author #FloAnthony @linadarrisaw #CEO @csuitecoach @julieogriffith @cattrigg @ayeshakfaines @jaymorerealty @loristokes_ #LoriStokes @monalisajohnson36 @womenceoproject @bethertv #girlpower #girlsrock #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #StrongBlackWoman #melanin #melaninonfleek #melaninpoppin #StrongWomen #StrongBlackWomen
#BlackGirlMagic  was definitely served up tonight at the Black Women In Media Awards. It was such a lovely evening spending time with and getting to know so many dynamic women! 🙇🏽‍♀️💪🏾💜 ☆ ☆ ☆ #BWIM  #BWIMawards2018  #BWIMawards  #ArthelNeville  @veramoorecos #VeraMooreCosmetics  @flo_author #FloAnthony  @linadarrisaw #CEO  @csuitecoach @julieogriffith @cattrigg @ayeshakfaines @jaymorerealty @loristokes_ #LoriStokes  @monalisajohnson36 @womenceoproject @bethertv #girlpower  #girlsrock  #blackgirlsrock  #blackgirlmagic  #StrongBlackWoman  #melanin  #melaninonfleek  #melaninpoppin  #StrongWomen  #StrongBlackWomen 
Our CEO Tarik Sansal was on @fox5ny’s Good Day New York with @rosannascotto and @loristokes_ to discuss #RomioApp! Check out our Stories to watch some of our favorite moments from the segment. #gdny
Our CEO Tarik Sansal was on @fox5ny’s Good Day New York with @rosannascotto and @loristokes_ to discuss #RomioApp ! Check out our Stories to watch some of our favorite moments from the segment. #gdny 
#BlackWomenInMedia Honoree Lori Stokes today with @thenormlewis 
cc: @loristokes_ 
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#GoodDay #LoriStokes #NewsAnchor
#BLACKWOMENINMEDIAHONOREE: Lori Stokes served as co-anchor of “Eyewitness News This Morning” at WABC, for the past 17 years. In her new role at FOX 5’s Good Day New York, she serves as a steadfast guide, a calming strength reporting on events affecting the ever-changing world. Through it all, millions of viewers have counted on Stokes for her steady voice, adept analysis, and keen sense of humor. #BWIMAwards #BWIMCon #BWIM ⠀
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#BLACKWOMENINMEDIAHONOREE : Lori Stokes served as co-anchor of “Eyewitness News This Morning” at WABC, for the past 17 years. In her new role at FOX 5’s Good Day New York, she serves as a steadfast guide, a calming strength reporting on events affecting the ever-changing world. Through it all, millions of viewers have counted on Stokes for her steady voice, adept analysis, and keen sense of humor. #BWIMAwards  #BWIMCon  #BWIM  ⠀ ____________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ If you haven’t already please visit BWIMAwards.com to purchase your tickets while they last!!! _______________________________________________________⠀ SPONSORSHIP CONSIDERATION, PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO(AT)BLACKWOMENINMEDIA(DOT)COM."
Lori Stokes has a great career but there is just one thing missing. Mama gotta have a life too ❤️#babyboy https://pagesix.com/2018/02/26/lori-stokes-cant-find-a-date/  #loriStokes #riseandgrind #hustle #hustlehard  #onmygrind #journalism #career #blackgirlmagic #love #bae #career #date #women #men #grinding
The reaction you get when you ask Fox5 reporter Lori Stokes about her new schedule and how a potential bae fits in. She also told me about her haters 😈#loristokes #Fox #fox5 #anchor #journalism #hustle #hustlehard #onmygrind #blackgirlmagic #work #workhard #grinding #morningnews
@loristokes_ #LoriStokes Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
@loristokes_ #LoriStokes  Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
Super emotional morning just leaving Good Day New York @fox5ny  I don't know if it's the rain today in NY or what...Thank you @rosannascotto @loristokes_ for having me on. Thank you @jennlahmers @ritarocksnaturalhair for the hugs and bts laughs it helped lift my spirits. ❤
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#countingmyblessings 
#stillprocessing
#gratefultobealive 
#gooddaynewyork 
#fox5 #gdny #news
#RosannaScotto
#LoriStokes
#CaliforniaMudslides
#AshakaGratefulGivens
#LoriStokes Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes  Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes  Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes  Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes  Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes  Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes  Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
#LoriStokes  Co-anchor of Good Day New York WNYW Fox 5 with Rosanna Scotto in New York City. She was co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning alongside Ken Rosato on WABC-TV in New York City. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_6TTt8dGXHbAxTk5jr01EKu3x78pIo3N
Early morning press run with @revjjackson Great interview @fox5ny with #loristokes and #rosanascotto discussing annual WSP Economic Summit, Oprah and 50yrs after MLK #prlife
Early morning press run with @revjjackson Great interview @fox5ny with #loristokes  and #rosanascotto  discussing annual WSP Economic Summit, Oprah and 50yrs after MLK #prlife 
HACE Unos años MI GALARDÓN ASCAP.  A. few years back my ASCAP AWARD
HACE Unos años MI GALARDÓN ASCAP. A. few years back my ASCAP AWARD
This weeks #baeoftheweek for the team. Who are you crushing on this week? Let us know.. #podernfamily #podsincolor #midnightconvos #movies #models #singers #podlife #actress #njpodcast #trypod #actors #celebcrush #music #rhianna #instragrammodels #actress #loristokes
Girl Power💪
The #WendyShow x #GoodDayNY
Ah @loristokes_ is 55! #blackdontcrack #likeforreal  #loristokes
~ Always a good day with Good Day New York's @loristokes_  #lovemyday #gooddaynewyork #loristokes #style
Talking about Women's Empowerment, Professional Career Women, Journalism, and Real News with Lori Stokes and Miki Makrillos on the set of Bklyn Savvy @nycmedia. #BklynSavvy, #Empowerment, #Women, #ProfessionalWomen, #Journalism, #RealNews, #LoriStokes, #TVAnchor, #Equality, #CareerWomen , #nycmediatv
#tgt according to #pagesix #gregkelly is leaving #gooddaynewyork and according to other sources he is also preparing to tie the knot. Here’s the spill from page six’s kettle Sippers🍵: “It’s the dawn of a new “Day.” Greg Kelly is leaving “Good Day New York,” Page Six has learned.

Sources tell us former ABC morning anchor Lori Stokes will join the Fox 5 morning show as co-host with Rosanna Scotto.

Lew Leone, FOX-5 WNYW vice president and general manager, exclusively told us: “We want to thank Greg for his years of service. He has been an integral part of the FOX 5 team and we wish him the best of luck in the future.” Kelly’s last day is Friday and we hear the show will air a goodbye package as a sendoff.

He joined the show in 2008.

Sources say Stokes will step into Kelly’s role “in a few weeks” and Steve Lacy will fill in next week.

As for his next move, the outgoing anchor was coy. “There are some other things I’m excited about doing and I am very, very grateful for all the time I’ve had here and for all the people who make this show possible,” he said on the show Friday morning.” Thoughts? #greentea #thegreentealivecastdotcom #anchors #journalists #loristokes #rosannascotto #morningnews
#tgt  according to #pagesix  #gregkelly  is leaving #gooddaynewyork  and according to other sources he is also preparing to tie the knot. Here’s the spill from page six’s kettle Sippers🍵: “It’s the dawn of a new “Day.” Greg Kelly is leaving “Good Day New York,” Page Six has learned. Sources tell us former ABC morning anchor Lori Stokes will join the Fox 5 morning show as co-host with Rosanna Scotto. Lew Leone, FOX-5 WNYW vice president and general manager, exclusively told us: “We want to thank Greg for his years of service. He has been an integral part of the FOX 5 team and we wish him the best of luck in the future.” Kelly’s last day is Friday and we hear the show will air a goodbye package as a sendoff. He joined the show in 2008. Sources say Stokes will step into Kelly’s role “in a few weeks” and Steve Lacy will fill in next week. As for his next move, the outgoing anchor was coy. “There are some other things I’m excited about doing and I am very, very grateful for all the time I’ve had here and for all the people who make this show possible,” he said on the show Friday morning.” Thoughts? #greentea  #thegreentealivecastdotcom  #anchors  #journalists  #loristokes  #rosannascotto  #morningnews 
GOOD DAY NEW YORK!!! We had a wonderful time talking with you all about the film GOLDSTAR! So grateful. Everyone at your show is amazing and wonderful! What a lovely time! #gooddaynewyork #victorianegri #goldstarfilms #rossanascotto #loristokes #lindasimidian
Did you see @marthaplimpton on Good Day New York this morning? Well don’t miss her in her new theatrical film @helloagainmovie out in theaters today!
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Did you see @marthaplimpton on Good Day New York this morning? Well don’t miss her in her new theatrical film @helloagainmovie out in theaters today! • • • • #theater  #theatre  #offbroadway  #broadway  #film  #movie  #filmadaptation  #celebrity  #celebritieswelove  #marthaplimpton  #audramcdonald  #cheyennejackson  #trknight  #rumerwillis  #jennaushkowitz  #alcalderon  #tylerblackburn  #nolangerardfunk  #samunderwood  #helloagain  #helloagainmovie  #rosannascotto  #loristokes  #gdny 
Loved seeing the new bus ads this morning! 65th St by Lincoln Ctr. @loristokes_ #loristokes  #rosannascotto #gdny #fox5ny @fox5ny
💥BREAKING NEWS💥 @loristokes_ is just one of the awesome Bergen personalities featured in the new issue of (201). Get your copy today!
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@201magazine new annoucement of me on Fox5 with my girl @rosannascotto ...thank you for the feature! #gdny #fox5 #foodie
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#201magazine #bestofbergen #bergen #bergencounty #bergencountynj #loristokes
What kind of bizarro world am I waking up in????😳😳😳😳😳 #loristokes #gooddayny #Fox5
On set with the @brooklyn_savvy Team! Great conversations about equality, women’s empowerment and civic engagement. I love these peeps! ✅📺🥂
So inspirational!
📺Great guests: @loristokes_  @denoragetachew @senatorparker 
@wonderwomantalks @historydoc1 
#LoriStokes
#BrooklynSavvy 
#tvnews #imwithher
#thefutureisfemale 
#Brooklyn #brooklynsavvy #womensrights #feminist #women #Resistance #genderequality #blacklivesmatter 
#blackgirlmagic #OnwardTogether #democracy #StrongerTogether 
#imstillwithher #hillaryclinton #Resist
On set with the @brooklyn_savvy Team! Great conversations about equality, women’s empowerment and civic engagement. I love these peeps! ✅📺🥂 So inspirational! 📺Great guests: @loristokes_ @denoragetachew @senatorparker @wonderwomantalks @historydoc1 #LoriStokes  #BrooklynSavvy  #tvnews  #imwithher  #thefutureisfemale  #Brooklyn  #brooklynsavvy  #womensrights  #feminist  #women  #Resistance  #genderequality  #blacklivesmatter  #blackgirlmagic  #OnwardTogether  #democracy  #StrongerTogether  #imstillwithher  #hillaryclinton  #Resist 
On set with the amazing Lori Stokes to discuss her father’s autobiography, “The Gentleman From Ohio.” So inspirational!
📺 @loristokes_ 
#LoriStokes
#TheGentlemanFromOhio
#BrooklynSavvy 
#Blackgirlmagic 
#tvnews #imwithher
#thefutureisfemale 
#women
#Brooklyn #brooklynsavvy #womensrights #feminist #Resistance #genderequality #blacklivesmatter #OnwardTogether #democracy #StrongerTogether 
#imstillwithher #hillaryclinton #Resist
My girl Lori Stokes on Fox 5 News now! Not ABC 7!!!!! Now she can be on tv past 7am with no Good Morning America in her way!!!! #LoriStokes #ABC7 #Fox5 #TvNews #NetworkNews #MorningNews #TvJournalism #GoodMorningAmerica #Cleveland #ClevelandOH #OH #Ohio
Eyewitness News Anchor, Lori Stokes bids a "beautiful and emotional farewell" to her home of 17 years at ABC 7 Eyewitness News. 
#News #Anchor #Eyewitness #EyewitnessNews #LoriStokes #BlackWomenInMedia #Journalism #TV #Disney
...i wanna wish @loristokes_ all the best in her new endeavors... as the lead co-anchor for ABC 7 Eyewitness News in the morning here in NYC for 17yrs, i would always watch her during major snowstorms, hurricanes/storms, etc (when i could)... ironically, it was Prince who essentially had me run into her back in January 2011... while standing in line at a concession stand at MSG before one of Prince's final NY/NJ shows for his "Welcome 2 America" tour, i began making comments about the line hold up to the woman in back of me... as we laughed we started talking more, she looked familiar but couldnt quite put my finger on who she was... after numerous people came up to her, i realized this was a face id seen hundreds of times on tv... as i joked to her about how she'd be a zombie the following morning, we laughed more, & the line finally moved up... we had a random person snap a flick of us & then as we heard a "Dearly Beloved", we both rapidly got our snacks & went to our seats... her being a Prince fan too made me appreciate her even more as an NYC news anchor... thanks for your 17yrs at ABC 7 Lori 👏👏👏... #LoriStokes
...i wanna wish @loristokes_ all the best in her new endeavors... as the lead co-anchor for ABC 7 Eyewitness News in the morning here in NYC for 17yrs, i would always watch her during major snowstorms, hurricanes/storms, etc (when i could)... ironically, it was Prince who essentially had me run into her back in January 2011... while standing in line at a concession stand at MSG before one of Prince's final NY/NJ shows for his "Welcome 2 America" tour, i began making comments about the line hold up to the woman in back of me... as we laughed we started talking more, she looked familiar but couldnt quite put my finger on who she was... after numerous people came up to her, i realized this was a face id seen hundreds of times on tv... as i joked to her about how she'd be a zombie the following morning, we laughed more, & the line finally moved up... we had a random person snap a flick of us & then as we heard a "Dearly Beloved", we both rapidly got our snacks & went to our seats... her being a Prince fan too made me appreciate her even more as an NYC news anchor... thanks for your 17yrs at ABC 7 Lori 👏👏👏... #LoriStokes 
#abc7eyewitness #look up in the sky  it's a bird a plane no, it's eyewitness news 7 ny over broooklyn #looking for #loristokes #billevans #amyfreeze #michellecharledworth#abc7ny
Every bone in my left foot, knee and spine  hurt as I made my way home. I was tired and still rattled by the news that my longtime co-worker/friend abruptly stepped down from the anchor desk.

I'd arrived at work in time for our morning show producer, Tyler, to tell me that Lori was still inside. I'd missed her goodbye speech and cake but I was determined to say farewell to her in person. Lori was standing, talking to other people when I arrived in the newsroom. I waited to tell her that I wished best and that I knew she would continue to honor her father's legacy.

Lori turned to me and said, "I've told you before. You are one of the strongest people I know." I forgot back tears as I embraced her. I tried not to think about what her loss meant to me for the rest of the day. But,  suppressing my feelings left me mentally exhausted by 6:15. I couldn't wait to get home. My body made getting there difficult. 
I dragged myself the final block to my townhouse. Then, I decided to stop at the mailbox. There was package wedged in it with a name on it that was unknown to me.  It was clear the package was for me because my entire first name was written on it, not just Nika.

16 stairs later I ripped my shoes off and leaned on the kitchen counter while I opened the package. Inside was a t-shirt that read "No nonsense. No excuses" in purple glitter; that's the name I gave to my Autoimmune Walk NYC team. My cousin Darcelle told me she had a shirt made for me to wear but I'd forgotten. I was so thrilled to see it, I didn't feel the pain as I walked into the living room and slipped it on.

I stared at myself in the mirror and repeated, "no nonsense will deter me from making it through work or anything else every day. And, there is no excuse for not living my best life by showing the strength others see in me." #LoriStokes #tvnews #noexcuses #nononsense #autoimmunewalk #chronicpain #chronicillness #autoimmunedisease #igg4 #disability
Every bone in my left foot, knee and spine hurt as I made my way home. I was tired and still rattled by the news that my longtime co-worker/friend abruptly stepped down from the anchor desk. I'd arrived at work in time for our morning show producer, Tyler, to tell me that Lori was still inside. I'd missed her goodbye speech and cake but I was determined to say farewell to her in person. Lori was standing, talking to other people when I arrived in the newsroom. I waited to tell her that I wished best and that I knew she would continue to honor her father's legacy. Lori turned to me and said, "I've told you before. You are one of the strongest people I know." I forgot back tears as I embraced her. I tried not to think about what her loss meant to me for the rest of the day. But, suppressing my feelings left me mentally exhausted by 6:15. I couldn't wait to get home. My body made getting there difficult. I dragged myself the final block to my townhouse. Then, I decided to stop at the mailbox. There was package wedged in it with a name on it that was unknown to me. It was clear the package was for me because my entire first name was written on it, not just Nika. 16 stairs later I ripped my shoes off and leaned on the kitchen counter while I opened the package. Inside was a t-shirt that read "No nonsense. No excuses" in purple glitter; that's the name I gave to my Autoimmune Walk NYC team. My cousin Darcelle told me she had a shirt made for me to wear but I'd forgotten. I was so thrilled to see it, I didn't feel the pain as I walked into the living room and slipped it on. I stared at myself in the mirror and repeated, "no nonsense will deter me from making it through work or anything else every day. And, there is no excuse for not living my best life by showing the strength others see in me." #LoriStokes  #tvnews  #noexcuses  #nononsense  #autoimmunewalk  #chronicpain  #chronicillness  #autoimmunedisease  #igg4  #disability 
Because one of my role models is leaving my favorite morning news show, I thought I should show my appreciation for her. I learned some of my "skills" from watching her on @abc7ny #EyewitnessNews. Never did I expect to meet her, on numerous occasions, and learn from her in person.  Thank you #LoriStokes!
Because one of my role models is leaving my favorite morning news show, I thought I should show my appreciation for her. I learned some of my "skills" from watching her on @abc7ny #EyewitnessNews . Never did I expect to meet her, on numerous occasions, and learn from her in person. Thank you #LoriStokes !
Farewell #LoriStokes #ABCNews
I cannot watch the whole video of Lori signing off yet because I'm not ready to go of my friend and co-worker Lori Stokes I've seen so many people walk out of Eyewitness News over the years but this hurts. 
Lori's voice is one of the first I hear in the morning. And,  seeing her smile when I limped through the newsroom to my desk every day always started my work shift on a happy note.  It has always been my pleasure to write and edit for and with her too. But, I was more honored that she shared her life, her children with me.

Lori and I have grieved together, laughed and supported each other through rough times. And, she's never neglected to ask about my welfare, my illness or praise my books. She has been and is a friend. 
So, as much as I am sad to see her leave work, I can only wish her the very best in life. I know she doesn't need it. Her spirit, intellect, wit compassion and drive will continue to take her far. 
#tvnews #abc7ny #ewn #coworkers #loristokes #autoimmunedisease #disability #chronicpain #chronicillness
I cannot watch the whole video of Lori signing off yet because I'm not ready to go of my friend and co-worker Lori Stokes I've seen so many people walk out of Eyewitness News over the years but this hurts. Lori's voice is one of the first I hear in the morning. And, seeing her smile when I limped through the newsroom to my desk every day always started my work shift on a happy note. It has always been my pleasure to write and edit for and with her too. But, I was more honored that she shared her life, her children with me. Lori and I have grieved together, laughed and supported each other through rough times. And, she's never neglected to ask about my welfare, my illness or praise my books. She has been and is a friend. So, as much as I am sad to see her leave work, I can only wish her the very best in life. I know she doesn't need it. Her spirit, intellect, wit compassion and drive will continue to take her far. #tvnews  #abc7ny  #ewn  #coworkers  #loristokes  #autoimmunedisease  #disability  #chronicpain  #chronicillness