Frances Lewine

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Frances Lewine
Born(1921-01-20)January 20, 1921
DiedJanuary 19, 2008(2008-01-19) (aged 87)
EducationHunter College
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Frances Lewine (January 20, 1921 – January 19, 2008) was an American journalist and White House Correspondent.[1]


Lewine was born in New York City. She attended Hunter College, where she edited the college newspaper. She worked for the Courier-News in Plainfield, New Jersey before joining the Associated Press's New Jersey bureau.[2]

She joined the Associated Press White House press corps in 1956, where she worked until 1977, covering the administrations of six presidents. After leaving the AP, she worked for Jimmy Carter's administration as the deputy director of public affairs for the Transportation Department. In 1981, she joined CNN as a field producer and assignment editor.[2]

Lewine was president of the Women's National Press Club and advocated for equality for women journalists. She expressed disappointment in her own assignments at the White House, where she reported on social events and stories about the first family, noting that she was not allowed to cover the president as was her male colleagues.[2]

She died in January 2008 of an apparent stroke.[1]