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Former W.Va. AP reporter Robinson dead at 95

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 5:10pm  ET

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Gruine Robinson, a former reporter and editor with The Associated Press in West Virginia and New Mexico, has died. She was 95.

The West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism says Robinson died Nov. 30 in Chevy Chase, Md., where she had been living.

The Petersburg, Va.-native moved to West Virginia as a child and earned her first professional byline as a high school student when she interviewed Amelia Earhart for the Welch Daily News.

After working at the Welch Daily News, Robinson was recruited by the AP when male reporters were serving in the military during World War II.

The 1948 WVU graduate later earned a master's degree from Columbia University. She also worked for McGraw-Hill Publishing in New York and the New Mexico Department of Health.


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