Liz Smith calls herself “the 2,000-year-old gossip columnist.” She has worked in show business since arriving in Manhattan from the University of Texas journalism school in 1949. During the 1950s, she was a CBS Radio producer for Mike Wallace and was an NBC-TV producer. Later, she went on camera at NBC and won an Emmy for reporting from the battleship Intrepid on the 40th anniversary of World War II.
Smith has written for seven different New York City newspapers and most magazines. In her best-selling memoir, Natural Blonde, she wrote about being a war bride. She now appears on Fox News and in 70 newspapers.