Statement by the President on the Death of Helen Thomas

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2013 Statement by the President Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Helen Thomas. Helen was a true pioneer, opening doors and breaking down barriers for generations of women in journalism. She … [Read more...]

White House Correspondents Association Statement on the Death of Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas was a trailblazer in journalism and in the White House press corps, covering presidents from John F. Kennedy through Barack Obama. Starting with the Kennedy administration, she was the first woman to cover the president and not just the First Lady. At her urging in 1962, Kennedy … [Read more...]

Comment by Helen Thomas’ long-time agent, Diane Nine

I knew Helen and was her agent for years (until we parted ways over her remarks regarding Israel), and in an era where media personalities often replace “journalism” with “celebrity” -- Helen always understood the importance of the story before celebrity. She had many firsts as a woman and … [Read more...]