Katherine Hatch

Inducted: 2000

KATHERINE HATCH (1934-2012) started her journalism career as a reporter at the Kansas City Times. She worked at TIME in New York but left in 1959 because women weren’t offered writing jobs. She joined the Kansas City Bureau of United Press International where she covered President Truman. In 1961, she joined the Daily Oklahoman where she was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for the coverage of the Oklahoma Supreme Court bribery scandals. She also wrote three books, including the Helen Hayes autobiography, My Life in Three Acts. She was a foreign correspondent for many international newspapers in Mexico and Central America for 15 years.