87°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

3 years 11 months 4 days ago July 20, 2013 Jul 20, 2013 Saturday, July 20 2013 July 20, 2013 12:04 PM in News
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Helen Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism and an irrepressible White House correspondent, has died. She was 92.

A friend, Muriel Dobbin, says Thomas died at her apartment in Washington on Saturday morning. Dobbin says Thomas has been ill for a long time, had been in and out of the hospital, and had come home Thursday.

Thomas made her name as a bulldog for United Press International in the great wire-service rivalries of old. She used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents - often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions.

She was persistent to the point of badgering; one White House press secretary described her questioning as "torture" - and he was one of her fans.

Photo Courtesy: HBO.com

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days