- Born in Lebanon, PA in 1926; died in 1995
- Graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Journalism in 1948
- Member the South Brunswick Library Board of Trustees in the 1960s
- Reporter, columnist, feature writer; and editor for The Central Post, Princeton Packet, Cranbury Press, The Home News, and the Trenton Times
- Was an active leader with 4-H Club and the Girl Scouts of South Brunswick
- Winifred with her husband Richard C. Cook raised three daughters in Dayton who graduated from SBHS.
- Interviewed many celebrities and prominent individuals including Lucille Ball, Vincent Price, Barry Goldwater, Jr. (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives), Edith King (Broadway actress living in Kendall Park), George Segal (world renowned South Brunswick artist), Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Malcolm Forbes.
- Received more than 25 awards for her work from groups including the New Jersey Newspaper Women, Sigma Delta Chi, the American Red Cross, Jewish War Veterans, Girl Scouts of America, United States Consumer Products Division, and New Jersey Press Association
- Pulitzer Prize Nomination by The Home News in 1973
“It is an unusual job I have, reporting for a select group of readers…the consumers of Central New Jersey.”
Winifred Imhof Cook in June 1978 reflecting on her work at the Home News