Bernadette Carey Smith: Barrier-Breaking Reporter

From a Washington Post obit by Adam Bernstein headlined “Bernadette Carey Smith, barrier-breaking reporter, dies at 83”:

Bernadette Carey Smith, a journalist who in the 1960s became one of the first Black reporters at the New York Times and The Washington Post, where she wrote for the women’s news sections, died in Tuckahoe, N.Y.

Under the byline Bernadette Carey, Mrs. Smith profiled women in the arts, and covered fashion and society events at the Times for about two years before joining The Post in 1967 and getting a chance to write about hard news in addition to lighter fare.