George Mason Award Recipient Margie Fisher Dies at 73

Margie Fisher began her career at the Roanoke Times in the 1950s and went on to cover Virginia politics and write editorials for the southwest Virginia newspaper.

In 2000 she was the recipient of the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter’s George Mason Award, given annually to honor an individual’s contribution to Virginia journalism.

Read more about her career on

  • Pioneering Va. political journalist Margie Fisher, 73, dies
    Margie Fisher, a feisty, pioneering journalist who helped open the doors of the Virginia General Assembly press room to women, died Friday in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Editorial: Goodbye, Margie
    Fisher made her mark on Virginia journalism in two fields that had long been reserved for men: first as a reporter covering the statehouse, later as an opinion writer whose editorials and columns often drew on her 15 years’ knowledge of how things were supposed to work in Richmond, and how they actually did.

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