SHE-LOGY: First female foreign correspondents
MARGARET FULLER (1810-1850)
- First female foreign correspondent: In 1846, the New York Tribune sent Fuller to Europe, specifically England and Italy, where she soon became involved with the revolutions in Italy.
- First full-time American female book reviewer in journalism. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered the first major feminist work in the United States.
- First woman allowed to use the library at Harvard College
DOROTHY THOMPSON (1893-1961)
“”First Lady of American Journalism”
- First American woman to head a foreign news bureau; first female foreign correspondent to achieve international fame
- First American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany in 1934, due to her reporting on Hitler and the rise of Nazism, and one of the few women news commentators on radio during the 1930s
- “Second most influential woman in America,” after Eleanor Roosevelt, according to Time magazine in 1939.
MARLENE SANDERS (born 1931)
“First Female TV correspondent in Vietnam”
- First female anchor on a US network television evening newscast
- ABC’S second woman correspondent
- First female vice president of ABC News