Wason, Betty

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Wason, Betty Gender: F
Elizabeth Wason
born on 6 March 1912 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Delphi, Indiana, 40n35, 86w41
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°34' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 25°20 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 08°08'


American author and broadcast journalist; a pioneer, with such others as Mary Marvin Breckinridge and Sigrid Schultz, of female journalism in the United States. She worked for and with Edward R. Murrow during World War II, although despite her significant contributions she, along with a handful of other journalists closely associated with Murrow, were rarely recognized in the famed group of war correspondents known as the Murrow Boys. She also wrote numerous books on food and cooking from the 1940s through 1981. In 1998, at age 86, Wason wrote Macular Degeneration: Living Positively with Vision Loss, a book about the affliction which stole most of her eyesight and rendered her legally blind. She died on 13 February 2001, aged 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Macular degeneration)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Pioneer female journalist)