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(July 11, 1926 - ) Born in Chicago. Graduated from Northwestern in 1948, after which she traveled to Europe, working as a reporter for Stars & Stripes in Germany (1948-49), as a fashion publicist in Paris (1950), and in Germany as a correspondent for Milwaukee Journal (1951-53) and feature writer and columnist for New York Herald-Tribune (1952-53); also reported for London American Daily (1953-54). Joined staff of New York Times on return to the U.S. in 1955, serving as reporter, feature writer, and correspondent in Washington and Paris; won 1983 Pulitzer Prize for article "Toxic Shock," based on her own nearly fatal attack of toxic shock syndrome. Retired from Times in 1988; taught journalism at University of Maryland. Author of Getting Better: Inside Alcoholics Anonymous (1988), and The Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and The New York Times (1992, a history of Times women and their 1974 gender-discrimination lawsuit).

Also see the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which holds the papers of Pauli Murray and Nan Robertson.