By: E&P Staff
Dorsey Connors, a pioneer female TV journalist who for decades wrote household advice columns for the Chicago Sun-Times, died Wednesday after breaking a hip in a fall earlier in the week, the newspaper reported Thursday.
Relatives said Connors was in her 90s, the newspaper said in an obituary by Norman Parish.
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Connors broke into television news in 1948, hosting “Personality Profiles” on the Tribune Co.’s WGN-TV. In the 1950s, she reported on fashion from Paris for NBC’s Today show.
She began her advice column in the 1960s. The column was nationally syndicated.
She is survived by her husband John Forbes; her brother, Patrick Connors; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.