Helen Thomas, queen of White House press corps, dies at 92



Trailblazing reporter Helen Thomas has died Saturday at age 92. Thomas, who covered every presidential administration from Kennedy to Obama, was the first woman to join the White House Correspondents’ Association and became its first female president. Famous for her perennial front-row seat at White House press briefings, Thomas was a particular thorn in the side of George W. Bush’s administration, infamous for clashes over U.S. policy on Israel and Iraq. Thomas retired from journalism after controversial, off-the-cuff remarks about Israel were made public in 2010.