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Ex-W.Va., NM AP staffer Gruine Robinson dead at 95; Va native interviewed Amelia Earhart
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:49 PM EST
Gruine Robinson, a former reporter and editor with The Associated Press in West Virginia and New Mexico, has died. She was 95.
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.