Pioneer Vietnam War Journalist Morrissy Merick Dies at 83 – The New York Times

Morrissy Merick gained national attention in 1954 when she became the first female sports editor of Cornell University’s student newspaper. “This sports writing doll breached the last bastion of masculinity left standing this side of the shower room,” Famed sports columnist Red Smith wrote.

After graduation, she became sports editor of the international edition of the New York Herald Tribune…