Mary McGrory - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist - August 22, 1918 – April 20, 2004

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Born in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood, McGrory began her career in journalism at the Boston Herald before transferring in 1947 to The Washington Star as a book reviewer. In 1975, she won the Pulitzer for her coverage during the Watergate scandal. She stayed with the Star until it went out of business in 1981.