Notable Alumni: Edith Evans Asbury (1924)

Edith Evans Asbury (1924) began a 52-year journalism career in 1929. She served on the staff of the Cincinnati Times Star, The Knoxville News Sentinel, The New York Post, Collier’s, the New York World Telegram and Sun, and for 29 years, The New York Times.

Major stories she covered for The New York Times included Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev’s 1959 tour of the United States and the civil rights movement in the South. She was one of twenty women journalists interviewed as part of the Washington Press Club Foundation’s oral history project “Women in Journalism.”

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