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David Dick

David Dick

1987

Distinguished career with CBS News as radio and television news reporter, 1966-1985. Based in Washington, Atlanta, Caracas, Dallas; covered Jonestown massacre in Guyana, political and economic developments in South America, civil war in Nicaragua and El Salvador, invasion of Falkland Islands. Also, three presidential campaigns of George Wallace, four national political conventions, the White House during Johnson, Nixon administrations, other Washington assignments. Received Emmy award for coverage of shooting of Gov. George Wallace, 1972; Press Club of Dallas “Katie” Award for best television feature story, 1980; Kentucky Broadcasters Association Distinguished Kentuckian Award, 1974; UK School of Journalism for Outstanding Contributions, 1978; delivered seventh annual Joe Creason Lecture, University of Kentucky, 1984. Received B.A. and M.A. degrees from UK; joined WHAS in 1959, serving in various news capacities. Native of Bourbon County. Became associate professor, UK School of Journalism, July 1985.