Helene Cooper

in Monrovia , Liberia
January 01, 1966

Helene Cooper is a Liberian-born American journalist who is a White House correspondent for the New York Times. Previous to that, she was the diplomatic correspondent for the paper based in Washington, D.C.. She joined the Times in 2004 as assistant editorial page editor.
At The Wall Street Journal, Cooper wrote about trade, politics, race and foreign policy at the Washington and Atlanta bureaus from 1992 to 1997. From 1997 to 1999, she reported on the European Monetary Union from the London bureau. From 1999 to 2002, she was a reporter focusing on international economics; then assistant Washington bureau chief from 2002 to 2004.
In 2008, she published a memoir titled The House at Sugar Beach (Simon & Shuster). The memoir largely concerns the

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“They walked, some of them for miles, from rural villages deep in the bush. They came in wheelbarrows, in wheelchairs. They came with babies on their back. They came the night before, some of them sleeping on the hard ground outside the polling booths so they could vote when morning came. The”
Helene Cooper, Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“The family sought solace at an aunt’s house, and Grace-tee’s forty-eight-year-old mother went out to forage for food. She was quickly accosted by Johnson’s soldiers, ran from them, and in running, terrified, she had a heart attack. Eventually someone brought her home, and Grace-tee and her father took her to Redemption Hospital, but there were no beds. Soon she died.”
Helene Cooper, Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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