Notes from Evan Smith
"Liz Smith, fondly referred to as the “Grande Dame of Dish,” is possibly the most famous gossip columnist to date and the highest paid print journalist in the world.
Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She started out at New York’s Newsweek as a proofreader and remained as a columnist for over a decade. She has also worked for Newsday, the Daily News, and New York Post. In 1995, she won an Emmy for reporting.
Today, her column runs in over 70 newspapers, and she makes regular appearances on E’s Gossip Show and Fox’s Good Day New York. Smith’s famous parties raise money for the Literacy Partners.
Smith has also published two memoirs – 2000’s Natural Blonde and 2005’s Dishing." - Evan Smith, Texas Monthly Talks, Broadcast 4.28.05