Nellie Bly, journalist
May 5, 1864-Jan. 27, 1922
The Daring Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter by Bonnie Christensen (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2003)
Serious female reporters were a rare breed in the late 1880s. Bly not only took up the call, but succeeded brilliantly.
An article called, Nellie Bly: The Best Reporter in America is posted on the CUNY web site.