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newspaper columnist

Susan Gamble Yerkes, American newspaper columnist. Recipient 1st Place Column Writing National Press Women, 1988, Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, 1995, 97, Vivian Castelberry award Association for Women in Journalism, 1997, La Presna Hispanic Heroes award. Member International Women's Forum, Women in Communications, Public Relations Society of America, Rotary, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Yerkes, Susan Gamble was born on September 5, 1959 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Charles Anthony Yerkes and Darthea (Campbell) Higgins.

Education

Bachelor in Liberal Arts (honorary), University Austin, 1974. Master of Arts in Mass Communications, Wichita State University, 1976.

Career

Public affairs director anchor, KAKE-television, Wichita, Kansas, 1977-1981; freelance writer public relations, YS Communications Global, 1981-1984; metro columnist, San Antonio Light, 1986-1993; lifestyle columnist, S.A. Express News, San Antonio, since 1993. Radio television host WOAI-AM, San Antonio, since 1993. National association broadcast editorials, Boston, 1978-1981.

Membership

Member International Women's Forum, Women in Communications, Public Relations Society of America, Rotary, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: horseback riding, travel, reading, friends, the Internet.

Connections

father:
Charles Anthony Yerkes Higgins

mother:
Darthea (Campbell) Higgins