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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.


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, The Greensboro (North Carolina) News and Record, 1978-1988;editorial columnist, The Greensboro (North Carolina) News and Record, since 1988;member of faculty English Department, University North Carolina, Greensboro, since 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, book reviews to various publications.


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.

James Bailey Roberts Junior

Mildred (Smith) Roberts

Jonathan Yardley

Donald Arthur Boulton

James B. Roberts

William W. II Roberts