Marguerite Higgins

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Marguerite Higgins Hall (September 3, 1920 – January 3, 1966) was an American reporter and war correspondent. She was born in Hong Kong. Higgins reported on events during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. She wanted equal access for female war correspondents.[1]

She had a long career with the New York Herald Tribune (1942–1963), and later became a columnist for Newsday (1963–1965). She was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Foreign Correspondence.

Hall died on January 3, 1966 of leishmaniasis in Washington, D.C. at the age of 45.

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  1. Michaelis, Colonel J.H. "Mike" (September 25, 1950). "Pride of the Regiment". TIME. Retrieved 2008-09-11.