Sue Ann Wood was a great reporter who covered thousands of stories, including the sensational kidnapping of six-year-old Robert "Bobby" Greenlease, Jr. in 1953.
She also climbed to the top of the Gateway Arch in 1965 to cover the installation of the final stainless steel wedge to complete the 630-foot-high monument.
Her success as a reporter led to her being named the first female city editor of a major daily, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. She later became just the second woman in the country to hold the position of managing editor at a major daily.
In 1983, Sue Ann moved to the Post-Dispatch, where she served as a highly respected editor until her retirement in 1999.