Helen Thomas

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Birthday
4, 1920
Birthplace
Winchester, KY
Death Date
Jul 20, 2013 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1920
Birthplace
Winchester, KY
Death Date
Jul 20, 2013 (92)

About

Prominent American journalist of the twentieth century. She penned a political column for Hearst Newspapers and had a six-decade career as a White House reporter for United Press International. She published a 2000 memoir entitled Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times.

Before Fame

In 1942, she graduated from Wayne State University with an English degree.

Trivia

She was the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents' Association.

Family Life

She and her eight siblings were born in Kentucky to Lebanese immigrant parents. She married Douglas B. Cornell in 1971.

Associated With

She and Wolf Blitzer both had prominent careers as journalists.