The death of J. Edgar Hoover in 1972 marked a turning point within the F.B.I.: the opening of the bureau’s ranks to women.
Connecticut native Sheila Horan was among the first to sign on, kickstarting a 28-year career with the federal agency.
This hour, we listen back to our recent conversation with Horan.
It’s the latest in WNPR’s “Making Her Story” series, highlighting prominent women with ties to Connecticut.
- Sheila Horan - Retired F.B.I. agent
- The New York Times: F.B.I. Agent Ousted Over Her Handling Of a Spying Inquiry - "Other officials said that Mr. Mueller had been planning to overhaul the counterespionage operations and had been impatient with the breezy and independent style of Ms. Horan, an agent with more than two decades of experience at the F.B.I."
- The Hill: Ex-agent warns against Fox News hosts attacking FBI, other institutions - "CNN analyst Josh Campbell, a former FBI special agent, criticized Fox News hosts on Sunday, accusing them of doing a disservice to their viewers by attacking the bureau and other institutions."