Agence France-PresseJuly 20, 2013 13:36
Helen Thomas, the longtime dean of the White House press corps who covered US presidents from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, died Saturday. She was 92.
Thomas "died Saturday morning at her Washington apartment after a long illness. She would have been 93 next month," the Gridiron Club said.
Thomas was a former president and first female member of the club, a Washington journalistic institution.
From her front row seat in the White House press room, Thomas was a formidable, sharp-tongued inquisitor of every US president since Kennedy.