Enid Nemy (born 1924) was a reporter and columnist for The New York Times for many years. She began at the Times in 1963, and remained for four decades before retiring. She was awarded the 1984 Matrix Award "for achievement in newspapers and wire services".
Although retired, she continues to pen the occasional obituary for illustrious New Yorkers (e.g. Enid A. Haupt, Betsey Whitney, Mrs. William F. Buckley, Leona Helmsley, and Elaine Kaufman), and select others (Larry Hagman).
Enid Nemy was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She attended United College and the University of Manitoba. She began her career with The Canadian Press, later working with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and The Mid-Ocean News (Bermuda).
She was editor of Metropolitan Diary, a weekly column of stories submitted by New York Times readers. She wrote for other magazines and periodicals, and was known in literary circles for her often biting quotes.
Enid Nemy was married to S. Ralph Cohen, a vice-president of the Scandinavian Airlines System, until his death in 1983. The union was childless.
Current or past affiliations
- Dorothy Strelsin Foundation, President
- Lighthouse International (former board member)
- New York Newspaper Women's Club, member
- New York Newspaper Guild, member
- Women in Communications, member
She wrote the book Hot Potatoes (ISBN 0-385-46884-9).
- "Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great." (Nemy)