Dorothy Butler Gilliam Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Salary, Net Worth Washington Post

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Biography

Dorothy Butler Gilliam is a famous American journalist who was the first African-American female columnist, reporter, and editor at The Washington Post. The Washington Press Club awarded her its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Age

Dorothy Butler was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States on November 24, 1936. She is 85 years old.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Height

Dorothy stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in/1.65 m tall.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Education

Dorothy received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lincoln Campus based in Jefferson City, Missouri. Then she attended the Columbia Campus Graduate School of Journalism and received her master’s degree.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Family

Dorothy was born and brought up in Memphis, Tennessee, by her parents. She was the eighth child of Jessie Mae Norment Butler and Adee Conklin Butler.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Husband

Dorothy is happily hitched to Sam Gilliam. Her husband Sam is an African-American who works as a lyrical abstractionist artist and a color field painter. The couple is blessed with three daughters namely Stephanie, Melissa, and Leah, and three grandchildren. The two separated in the 1980s.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Kids

Dorothy and her ex-husband Sam have three kids namely Stephanie, Melissa, and Leah. Melissa works as a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist while Leah works as a filmmaker and media artist who deals with issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation in her work.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Salary

Dorothy pockets an annual salary of $88,117.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Net Worth

Dorothy’s approximated net worth of $1 million.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam Career

Dorothy started her career at The Washington Post as a reporter on the City Desk in October 1961. She became the first African-American female reporter to be hired by the newspaper. She began editing a popular column for the Post in 1979, covering race, politics, and education; the column ran regularly in the Metro section for 19 years.

She also worked from 1993 to 1995 as president of the National Association of Black Journalists. She became a reporter for the Memphis Tri-State Defender, part of the Chicago Defender chain In 1957. There she worked for editor L. Alex Wilson.

Also, The National Center for Health Research awarded her the Gilliam its Foremothers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. She began her career as a reporter on the City Desk at The Washington Post in October 1961. She began writing a popular column for the Post in 1979, covering race, education, and politics; the column ran regularly in the Metro section for 19 years.

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