White House Reporter Helen Thomas Dies at 92
White House reporter Helen Thomas, who covered every President from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, has died, CNN reports. She was 92.
The trailblazing journalist died in her Washington apartment Saturday morning after a long illness, according to The Gridiron Club and Foundation, a journalistic organization for which Thomas once served as president. Born in Winchester, Ky., she joined United Press in 1943 and began covering president-elect Kennedy in 1960. She became the official UPI White House correspondent in January 1961. She was known for sitting in an assigned seat on the front row in the briefing room, asking tough, pointed questions and always ending every press conference by saying, "Thank you, Mr. President."
Sat, Jul 20, 2013