Alicia Shepard: Media Writer and Watergate Biographer

From a Washington Post obit by Emily Langer headlined “Alicia Shepard, media writer and Watergate biographer, dies at 69”:

Alicia C. Shepard, a writer and media observer who served as ombudsman of NPR, examined the lives of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in a book about the legacy of the Watergate investigation, and once chronicled her adventure sailing across the South Pacific with her infant son in tow, died at her home in Arlington, Va.

Ms. Shepard — a journalist who proudly described herself as “the nosiest person I know” — spent the early years of her career as a general-assignment reporter for the San Jose Mercury News.