Dorothy Butler Gilliam Biography
Dorothy Butler Gilliam is a celebrated American journalist. Who was the first African-American female columnist, reporter, and editor at The Washington Post. In 2010, The Washington Press Club awarded her its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam Age
Dorothy Butler was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States on November 24, 1936. She is 86 years old as of 2022.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam Height
Butler stands at an average height of 5 ft 5 in/1.65 m tall.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam Education
Butler earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lincoln Campus based in Jefferson City, Missouri. She, then joined the Columbia Campus Graduate School of Journalism and received her master’s degree.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam Family
Butler was born and brought up by her parents in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the eighth child of Jessie Mae Norment Butler and Adee Conklin Butler.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam Husband
Butler is merely hitched to Sam Gilliam. Sam Gilliam’s husband Sam is an African-American who works as a lyrical abstractionist artist and a color field painter. Together, they are blessed with three daughters namely Stephanie, Melissa, and Leah, and three grandchildren. The two separated in the 1980s.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam Kids
Butler 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
Butler receives an annual salary of $88,117.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam Net Worth
Butler earns an approximately a net worth of $1 million.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam Career
In October 1961, she started her career at The Washington Post as a reporter on the City Desk. Butler became the first African-American female reporter to be hired by the newspaper.
In 1979, She began editing a popular column for the Post covering race, politics. And education; the column ran regularly in the Metro section for 19 years. Also, Butler worked from 1993 to 1995 as president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
In 1957, She became a reporter for the Memphis Tri-State Defender, part of the Chicago Defender chain. There Butler worked for editor L. Alex Wilson. The National Center for Health Research awarded her the Gilliam its Foremothers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 also.
In October 1961, She began her career as a reporter on the City Desk at The Washington Post. Butler 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.