Helen Thomas, longtime White House journalist, has died

White House news correspondent, Helen Thomas, is dead at 92. Ms. Thomas will always be noteworthy in American journalism for having shattered the glass ceiling as the foremost White House correspondent of her generation. An iconic and prickly writer of conscience, she was always willing to speak her mind and was at her best when she once growled, Listen up, Mr. President. In 2009, we brought Ms. Thomas to Ann Arbor for a special event at the Michigan Theater cosponsored by Michigan Radio. We also had the good fortune to interview Ms. Thomas. We have both the video and interview available for streaming and downloading.


My respects.



Ms Thomas was a astonishing and outstanding woman, and journalist. She paved the way for all female journalists especially political correspondents.




I really admired Helen Thomas. I met her once and got to brag to her that my great-great-grandmother had been a suffragist. She had been speaking about the women's rights movement in the United States.

That's great that she visited us here in Ann Arbor. RIP