Journalist Helen Thomas, who covered the White House for over five decades passed away this morning at age 92. Below you’ll find a sampling of some of the tweets remembering her life and work. We’ll continue to add reaction as it is tweeted today.
Rest in peace Helen Thomas. We sparred. We laughed. I so admired her tenacity.
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) July 20, 2013
The great journalist Helen Thomas died. A pioneer. She always reminded the Bush White House that the war in Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11
— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) July 20, 2013
RIP Helen Thomas. She paved a path for many women jounalists who followed. She would have been 93 next month.
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) July 20, 2013
Helen Thomas. Fearless. RIP #groundbreaker
— gwen ifill (@gwenifill) July 20, 2013
Helen was a real news person but could also give a great laugh when things were funny. She was walking history & an example of journalism.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) July 20, 2013
Any woman who has had the privilege of sitting in the front row of the White House briefing room owes huge debt of gratitude to Helen Thomas
— Julie Pace (@jpaceDC) July 20, 2013
RIP Helen Thomas – died this morning at 92. Amazing trail blazer, fearless journalist and friend & mentor to so many women reporters
— Judy Woodruff (@JudyWoodruff) July 20, 2013
Helen Thomas made it possible for all of us who followed: woman pioneer journalist broke barriers died today wld have been 93 nxt month RIP
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) July 20, 2013
A pioneering life in American journalism has ended: veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas has died at age 92.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 20, 2013
Helen Thomas died Saturday in D.C. Glass ceiling breaking journalist–1st female Gridiron member. Later controversial. Rest in Peace.
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 20, 2013
Sad news: Helen Thomas, groundbreaking female journalist who became enmeshed in controversy, has died at 92. RIP.
— Susan Page (@SusanPage) July 20, 2013
#HelenThomas Helen extended a hand of encouragement to so many women who followed in her footsteps, including me. Generous, unflagging.
— Ann Compton (@AnnCompton) July 20, 2013
Helen Thomas, who questioned presidents for decades as a stalwart member of the White House press corps, died at 92. RIP Helen.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) July 20, 2013