Nebraska Authors

Ninette Beaver

Born 1924-07-24 Council Bluffs, IA (USA)

Died 2015-06-21
Sun City, AZ (USA)

Beaver was a journalist known for her interview with Caril Fugate. She was the first person to interview Caril and produced the 1972 NBC News documentary, “Growing Up in Prison”

Places Lived

Council Bluffs, IA
Omaha, NE
Sun City, AZ

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Journalism


Biography; Caril Fugate; Charles Starkweather; Murderers - Nebraska


High School Diploma, St. Mary Academy, Leavenworth, KS
Bachelor’s Degree, Creighton University, Omaha, NE


Nebraska reporter
Television newswoman
Director, Palm Brook Country Club, Sun City, AZ

Places Worked

Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, IA
KMTV, Omaha, NE
Palm Brook Country Club, Sun City, AZ


Communications Achievement Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1986
She was named to the Omaha Press Club Hall of Fame in 2011


Caril. 1974. (with B.K. Ripley and Patrick Trese)

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