Helen Thomas
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"Helen Amelia Thomas" was an American author and news agency/news service reporter, member of the White House press corps and opinion columnist. She worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later as White House bureau manager. She was a columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. She covered the administrations of eleven President of the United States/U.S. presidents—from the final years of the Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower/Eisenhower administration to the second year of the Presidency of Barack Obama/Obama administration.

Thomas was the first female officer of the National Press Club (USA)/National Press Club, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents' Association and the first female member of the Gridiron Club. She wrote six books; her last, with co-author Craig Crawford, was Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do (2009). Thomas retired from Hearst Newspapers on June 7, 2010, following controversial comments she made about Israel and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

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