Obituaries

Frances Lewine, journalist and mentor was 86

Fran Lewine covered the White House for Associated Press from Eisenhower to Carter. After a stop as deputy director of public affairs at Transportation under Carter, she went to CNN in 1981 and still was working as an editor and producer. She died at home in Washington Saturday of a probable stroke, the day before her 87th birthday. "Fran was one of my closest friends, a mentor, colleague, sister and a role model for what a great woman could accomplish in journalism," said Linda Deutsch of the AP bureau in Los Angeles. "Itís amazing that at her age, Fran was still staking out administration and elected officials after weekend talk shows," said CNN Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman in a statement. "All of journalism has lost a true pioneer." Washington Post, CNN, Greta Van Susteren


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