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Rosemary Roberts

Rosemary Roberts, American journalist, columnist. Recipient Awards North Carolina Press Association, 1976, 87, 95, 96; John S. Knight fellow Stanford University, 1980-1981; Bosch Foundation travel fellow, 1990, Atlantik Bruke Foundation travel fellow, 1988.


  • Roberts, Rosemary was born on April 1, 1938 in Albertville, Alabama, United States. Daughter of James Bailey Junior and Mildred (Smith) Roberts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1960. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1978.


    • Staff writer The Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 1960-1961. Editorial assistant The New York Times, New York City, 1962-1964. Staff writer The Greensboro (North Carolina) News and Record, 1974-1978, editorial writer, 1978-1988, editorial columnist, since 1988.

      Member faculty English department University North Carolina, Greensboro, since 1990.


    • Contributor articles, book reviews to various publications.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board directors Weatherspoon Art Museum University North Carolina, Greensboro, since 1986, University North Carolina Journalism Foundation, 1985-1993, Friends University Library., Greensboro, 1994-1999, Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, 1984-1988.


    • Married Jonathan Yardley, June 14, 1961 (divorced 1975). Children: James B., William W. II. Married Donald Arthur Boulton, April 30, 1988.
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    • 1960
      University North Carolina
    • 1978
      University North Carolina
    • 1960 - 1961
      Staff writer, The Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer
    • 1962 - 1964
      editorial assistant, The New York Times
    • 1988
      staff writer, The Greensboro (North Carolina) News and Record
    • 1990
      member, faculty English department University North Carolina
      Greensboro, North Carolina, United States