TIME contributor Bonnie Angelo in magazine offices.
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September 21, 2017 5:39 AM EDT

Bonnie Angelo, who escaped society-page duty at her hometown Winston-Salem, N.C., newspaper to write cover stories for TIME during a pioneering career that spanned three decades at the magazine, died on Sept. 17 at 93.

As White House correspondent, she reported on Watergate and Nixon’s resignation, then became the first woman to run TIME’s London bureau in 1978, where she covered the rise of Margaret Thatcher and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

A beloved and respected colleague, Angelo had energy and good humor that masked a steely determination to gain equality for women journalists, a struggle she led as president of the Women’s National Press Club. In 1998, she was awarded the International Women’s Media Foundation’s lifetime achievement award.

This appears in the October 02, 2017 issue of TIME.

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