Biography: Rita Hibbard

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Ritz Hibbard and Robert McClure in the IW office.

Rita Hibbard, born in Vancouver, Washington, had studied journalism at the University of Washington and worked as a reporter at the Spokane Spokesman-Review and the Lewiston Morning Tribune in Idaho before moving to the Post-Intelligencer in 1982. She worked as a medical, health and science reporter during the early years of the AIDS crisis, and was assistant managing editor for news and investigations when the paper closed.

Hibbard remembers her time at the Post-Intelligencer.