Liz Smith,the American gossip columnist known as “The Grand Dame of Dish” and the only columnist to ever have her column printed in three major New York City papers at the same time, died today at the age of 94. She won an Emmy for her reporting on Live at Five for WNBC in 1985.
Smith was hired by Fox Broadcasting Company heads Barry Diller and Rupert Murdoch to develop a talk show, with Roger Ailes as her producer.
Smith was once reportedly the highest-paid print journalist in the United States. In 1991, shortly after her exclusive interviews with Ivana Trump at the time of her divorce from real-estate tycoon Donald Trump, Smith moved to Newsday, where she stayed until 1995. Smith then signed on to the Murdoch-owned New York Post. She worked for Fox News for seven years and ended her career on Fox & Friends. #lizsmith #rip #newsday #gossipcolumnist #quotes