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Published: 2016/09/16
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OBM - Journalist - Liz Smith
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Our Best Moments
REPORTER INTERVIEW with Liz Hayes
REPORTER INTERVIEW with Liz Hayes
Published: 2014/03/09
Channel: 60Minutes9
Columnist Liz Smith  Profile 1992
Columnist Liz Smith Profile 1992
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Holly Martins
Ex-Reporter on the Moment She Said
Ex-Reporter on the Moment She Said 'I Quit' on Live TV
Published: 2015/03/28
Channel: ABC News
Journalism- COLLEGE
Journalism- COLLEGE
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: Liz Smith
Russell Brand Kisses Reporter and Tries To Undo Her Bra
Russell Brand Kisses Reporter and Tries To Undo Her Bra
Published: 2012/09/24
Channel: Ganjali
Dominick Dunne award 1
Dominick Dunne award 1
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: VFizz
This is What Winning Looks Like - WeAreChangeCT talks to Journalist Ben Anderson
This is What Winning Looks Like - WeAreChangeCT talks to Journalist Ben Anderson
Published: 2014/06/23
Channel: wearechangect
Dominick Dunne Award 2
Dominick Dunne Award 2
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: VFizz
Liz Smith Q&A
Liz Smith Q&A
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: Society of the Silurians
FORCED MARRIAGE | Reporter interview with Liz Hayes
FORCED MARRIAGE | Reporter interview with Liz Hayes
Published: 2014/06/29
Channel: 60Minutes9
Dominick Dunne award 3
Dominick Dunne award 3
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: VFizz
EXTRA MINUTES | Reporter interview with Liz Hayes
EXTRA MINUTES | Reporter interview with Liz Hayes
Published: 2014/02/23
Channel: 60Minutes9
Liz Crokin on the Cover-up of a Recent Presidential Candidate
Liz Crokin on the Cover-up of a Recent Presidential Candidate's Affair That Inspired Her Book & More
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: Book Circle Online
Liz Smith Dishes About Angelina Jolie
Liz Smith Dishes About Angelina Jolie
Published: 2016/10/12
Channel: Hoang Thi Kim Cuc
Smith Leadership Academy - Liz Walker praises SLA Students 2012
Smith Leadership Academy - Liz Walker praises SLA Students 2012
Published: 2013/02/03
Channel: James Sherwood
Smith Leadership Academy - Liz Walker praises SLA Students 2012
Smith Leadership Academy - Liz Walker praises SLA Students 2012
Published: 2013/01/28
Channel: James Sherwood
Kate Snow Discusses "MSNBC Live With Kate Snow" And Her Career In Journalism
Kate Snow Discusses "MSNBC Live With Kate Snow" And Her Career In Journalism
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: BUILD Series
Gloria Steinem 10 Top Reasons for being a Journalist
Gloria Steinem 10 Top Reasons for being a Journalist
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: Society of the Silurians
DC Police Detective Attacks Journalist on Twitter Over #SethRich Case
DC Police Detective Attacks Journalist on Twitter Over #SethRich Case
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Zoon Politikon with Holly Seeliger
Liz Hayes Tribute (35 Years in Television) [1080p] [HD]
Liz Hayes Tribute (35 Years in Television) [1080p] [HD]
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: WalrusRider
Clinton Could Still Win NH: Why Does Our Electoral System Allow For That?
Clinton Could Still Win NH: Why Does Our Electoral System Allow For That?
Published: 2016/02/12
Channel: TheRealNews
society of The Silurians Awards Dinner 2017 ~ Celebrating Great Journalism
society of The Silurians Awards Dinner 2017 ~ Celebrating Great Journalism
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: Society of the Silurians
Dana Smith TV News Anchor & Reporter Demo Reel
Dana Smith TV News Anchor & Reporter Demo Reel
Published: 2017/08/06
Channel: Dana Smith
wowOwow.com | Charlie Rose
wowOwow.com | Charlie Rose
Published: 2008/04/09
Channel: Charlie Rose
Reporter Liz Hayes Professional Reel.mov
Reporter Liz Hayes Professional Reel.mov
Published: 2012/03/26
Channel: elizabethchayes
Stephen Smith Wants Blacks To Vote Republican
Stephen Smith Wants Blacks To Vote Republican
Published: 2015/04/07
Channel: SNITCH NETWORK
White nationalist Richard Spencer talks to Al Jazeera
White nationalist Richard Spencer talks to Al Jazeera
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: Al Jazeera English
This Old Ghost - #OCDweek
This Old Ghost - #OCDweek
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: The Secret Illness
NYT public editor backs off criticism of reporters
NYT public editor backs off criticism of reporters' tweets
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Fox News
Feds Save AIG
Feds Save AIG
Published: 2008/09/17
Channel: CBS
Intro Journalism - I Gossip Style...
Intro Journalism - I Gossip Style...
Published: 2012/09/10
Channel: Gift .Pariyakron
Liz Gets A Meeting, Sort Of (Part 4)
Liz Gets A Meeting, Sort Of (Part 4)
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Yellow Journalism - The fate of a gossip columnist
Yellow Journalism - The fate of a gossip columnist
Published: 2012/07/04
Channel: Paul Fassett
Liz Adeola NABJ Anchor Reporter Reel
Liz Adeola NABJ Anchor Reporter Reel
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: Liz Adeola
T.J. Martell Foundation
T.J. Martell Foundation's Women of Influence Luncheon, 2013.
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: WorldLibertytv1
Nickelle Smith Anchor Reel February 2016
Nickelle Smith Anchor Reel February 2016
Published: 2016/01/31
Channel: Nickelle Smith
Liz Lohuis Reporter Reel
Liz Lohuis Reporter Reel
Published: 2015/07/03
Channel: Liz Lohuis
How to get a job in journalism
How to get a job in journalism
Published: 2012/12/03
Channel: Sue Burzynski Bullard
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: "Covering City Hall" panel
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: "Covering City Hall" panel
Published: 2009/02/10
Channel: Michael Preston
EXTRA MINUTES | Reporter Interview with Liz Hayes
EXTRA MINUTES | Reporter Interview with Liz Hayes
Published: 2014/02/09
Channel: 60Minutes9
Journalist Greg O
Journalist Greg O'Brien on the State of His Alzheimer's Disease
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: BookTrib
The Society of the Silurians   Excellence in Journalism Awards   Duggan Prize & Peter Kihss Award
The Society of the Silurians Excellence in Journalism Awards Duggan Prize & Peter Kihss Award
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: Society of the Silurians
AEOSOPS Fables Come To Life at the Long Island Children
AEOSOPS Fables Come To Life at the Long Island Children's Museum
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: MyLITV
P-SPAN #340 -- "Journalism 65: Daniel Borenstein, Contra Costa Times"
P-SPAN #340 -- "Journalism 65: Daniel Borenstein, Contra Costa Times"
Published: 2013/12/11
Channel: Peralta Colleges
Liz Palka Reporter Reel - 2016
Liz Palka Reporter Reel - 2016
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: Liz Palka
Award-Winning Journalist Roland Martin
Award-Winning Journalist Roland Martin's Message to Students | Entertainment Empowerment Tour
Published: 2015/10/05
Channel: Rushion McDonald
TV3 Issues - July 1992
TV3 Issues - July 1992
Published: 2013/05/12
Channel: Freemaño YT
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Liz Smith
LizSmithSept2011.jpg
Smith in September 2011
Born Mary Elizabeth Smith
(1923-02-02) February 2, 1923 (age 94)
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Residence Manhattan New York City, US
Other names The Grand Dame of Dish
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1950–present
Spouse(s) George Edward Beeman (divorced)

Mary Elizabeth Smith (born February 2, 1923) is an American gossip columnist. She is known as "The Grand Dame of Dish".

Early life and career[edit]

Smith was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She married her college sweetheart, George Edward Beeman, a World War II bombardier, in 1945 but left him to enroll at the University of Texas, where her papers and memorabilia are kept in the Dolph Briscoe Center. They were divorced two years later.

Smith graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in journalism in 1949, where she wrote for The Daily Texan and The Texas Ranger,[1] then moved to New York where she worked as a typist, a proofreader and a reporter before she broke into the media world as a news producer for Mike Wallace at CBS Radio. She spent five years as a news producer for NBC-TV. She also worked for Allen Funt on Candid Camera.

In the late 1950s Smith worked as a ghostwriter for the popular "Cholly Knickerbocker" gossip column that appeared in the Hearst newspapers. After leaving that column in the early 1960s she went to work for Helen Gurley Brown as the entertainment editor for the American version of Cosmopolitan magazine, later working simultaneously as Sports Illustrated's entertainment editor as well.

Liz Smith, along with Lesley Stahl, Mary Wells Lawrence and Joni Evans, is a founding member of wowOwow.com, a website for women to talk culture, politics and gossip.

Gossip column[edit]

On February 16, 1976, Smith began a self-titled gossip column for the New York Daily News. During a 1979 newspaper strike, her Daily News editors asked her to appear daily on WNBC-TV's Live at Five, and she stayed with the program for eleven years. Her exposure on television made Smith a popular figure on the Manhattan social scene and provided fodder for her column, which had, by then, been syndicated to nearly seventy newspapers. She won an Emmy for her reporting on Live at Five for WNBC in 1985.[2]

Smith was hired by Fox Broadcasting Company heads Barry Diller and Rupert Murdoch to develop a talk show, with Roger Ailes as her producer.

Smith was once reportedly the highest-paid print journalist in the United States.[3] In 1991, shortly after her exclusive interviews with Ivana Trump at the time of her divorce from real-estate tycoon Donald Trump, Smith moved to Newsday, where she stayed until 1995. Smith then signed on to the Murdoch-owned New York Post. She worked for Fox News for seven years and is now on Fox & Friends. She is the only columnist to ever have her column printed in three major New York City papers at the same time.

In April 2005, Smith left Newsday, over a contract dispute. The official discontinuation of her column came after several months of dispute among Smith, her lawyer David Blasband, and Newsday management. The matter was settled out of court and Smith continued at the New York Post and the Staten Island Advance, where her column still appeared.

On February 24, 2009, the Post announced that the paper would stop running Smith's column effective February 26, 2009, as a cost-cutting measure.[4]

Books[edit]

Her first book, The Mother Book was published in 1978.

Her 2000 memoir Natural Blonde made the New York Times Best Seller list.

In 2005, Smith published Dishing: Great Dish – And Dishes – From America's Most Beloved Gossip Columnist.[5]

As of September 11, 2012, she currently writes a blog for the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz-smith/, The NewYorkSocialDiary.com, Drudge, MyWay.com and many other Internet sites.

Personal life[edit]

Smith acknowledged her bisexuality (or as she refers to it, "gender neutrality") in her memoirs. But in the December 5, 2000 issue of The Advocate, Smith dug deeper and confided in Editor in Chief, Judy Wieder, that it isn't her nature to be a role model in the LGBT movement. However she admitted: "I think that my relationships with women were always much more emotionally satisfying and comfortable [than with men]. And a lot of my relationships with men were more flirtatious and adversarial. I just never felt I was wife material. I always felt that I was a great girlfriend." [6] She is twice-divorced and currently resides alone in a Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan. She was a good friend of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, and helped her to acculturate to New York City society after Richards left Texas.

She has raised millions of dollars for charities, $6 million for Literacy Partners, millions for AmFAR, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, PAL, and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City under Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Quotes[edit]

  • On reputation building: "You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do."
  • On weddings: "All weddings, except those with shotguns in evidence, are wonderful."
  • On decision making: "The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can."
  • On gossip: "Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress"[7][8]
  • On journalism: "Gossip is a luxury we can no longer afford."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holland, Richard A. The Texas Book: Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University (University of Texas Press, 2006), pp. 223–299.
  2. ^ 29th Annual New York Emmy® Awards
  3. ^ Leland, John (2017-07-30). "Life Among the Boldface Names". The New York Times. p. MB1. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-07-28. 
  4. ^ NY Post Cuts Longtime Gossip Maven Liz Smith Yahoo News, February 24, 2009
  5. ^ "Books by Liz Smith" at Amazon.
  6. ^ Wieder, Judy (2001). Wieder, Judy, ed. Celebrity: The Advocate Interviews. New York, NY: Advocate Books. p. 138. ISBN 1-55583-722-0. 
  7. ^ ThinkExist.com Quotations. "Liz Smith quotes". En.thinkexist.com. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  8. ^ "Liz Smith Quotes". BrainyQuote. 1923-02-02. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  9. ^ Speaking at the National Newspaper Association Conference immediately post 9/11/2001.

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