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MaryJane.jpgI’m sad to report that one of National Underwriter’s former Washington editors, Mary Jane Fisher–dubbed the “Helen Thomas of the insurance press” by my colleague, NU Life Weekly Editor Steve Piontek–passed away recently at the age of 90. For those of you Inside The Beltway who dealt with Mary Jane as a source or subject of her stories, you’ll no doubt remember her as I do–as a classy, fair-minded, savvy professional. She was one of a kind–a keen reporter who never lost her passion for journalism, and never let herself be tainted by the cynicism that poisoned so many Capitol Hill beat reporters.

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