Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas, a Hearst Newspapers columnist, served for fifty-seven years as a correspondent for United Press International and, as White House bureau chief, covered every president since John F. Kennedy. She was the first woman officer of the National Press Club after it opened its doors to women members, the first woman member and president of the White House Correspondents Association and the first woman member of the Gridiron Club. In 1998 she received the International Women's Media Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored by President and Mrs. Clinton as the first recipient of the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award.

Letters Letters


Apr 19, 2006 / Letters / Our Readers, Russell Jacoby, and Helen Thomas

Lap Dogs of the Press Lap Dogs of the Press

During the run-up to the Iraq War, the nation's leading print and broadcast media could have saved lives if they questioned the Administration's pronouncements. Instead, they were ...

Mar 15, 2006 / Feature / Helen Thomas

Truth, Fear and War Truth, Fear and War

The Women Legislators Lobby (WiLL) is a professional organization of state legislators formed in 1990 as a program of WAND (Women's Action for New Directions). WAND's mission is t...

Sep 25, 2003 / Feature / Helen Thomas