VETERAN Whitehouse correspondent, and pioneer female journo Helen Amelia Thomas dies at 92.
Thomas circled the globe several times, traveling with every U.S. president from Richard Nixon through Barack Obama. She covered every Economic Summit since 1975, working up to the position of UPI's White House Bureau Chief, a post she would hold for over 25 years.
What I liked about her was the way she harassed TEN Presidents and paved the way for women in serious journalism. Loved the way she'd take 'em on. As they say in the States, ‘she didn't cut anyone any slack’. Journalism, and indeed the White House Correspondents' Club, has lost a real gem.
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