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Postby jon » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:45 pm

Long-time Edmonton journalist celebrates 102nd birthday

Joy Roberts White is a celebrating her 102nd birthday with friends and fellow residents at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre on Thursday March 29, 2012. Joy has been a resident of the Edmonton General since 2006. Joy was born March 29, 1910 in Deans Hanger, North Hamptsonshire, England.

Career Highlights:
  • Joy Roberts White joined Reuters in London as a short-hand typist on March 4, 1929. She moved up the ranks to sub-editor and reporter before leaving in 1944.
  • In Edmonton, she worked as a journalist in print and broadcasting from 1955 through the 1990’s.
  • She is a member of the Edmonton Press Club
  • She interviewed Haile Selassii, the last Emperor of Ethiopia for Reuters. (She was the only one on her team at Reuters who could speak French – she also speaks Spanish)
  • She hitch-hiked to the DEW Line in Northern Canada in the 50’s to interview the troops.
  • She interviewed James “Jimmy” Stewart when he was in the Military.
  • She is a member of the group that started studio theatre at the U of A
  • She owned a Edmonton retail business called Pandora’s Box
(from hospital press release)
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