Dick Meyer has spent more than 35 years in journalism as a book author, reporter, television producer, editor, executive and columnist. At CBS News, NPR and BBC News, Meyer was an early leader in building high quality digital news and integrated newsrooms.
Dick is the author of the 2008 book on American culture and politics, Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium (2008) and also wrote a critical assessment of Reaganomics, Running for Shelter (1985).
After many years as an executive at nonprofit and for-profit news organizations, Dick returned to full-time writing and reporting in 2014 as the chief Washington correspondent for Scripps News, where he wrote a syndicated column, news analysis for Scripps’ properties nationwide and hosted occasional podcasts.
He is the recipient of an Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Award (1998), an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award (1998) and a Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalists Award (1998) for reports that led to the identification and disinterment of the remains of the Vietnam soldier once in the Tomb of the Unknowns, in Arlington National Cemetery. For his online work, Meyer and his teams have been honored with a du Pont Award a Peabody, EPpy awards from Editor & Publisher magazine, an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, an Online News Association Award, Emmys and numerous Webby Awards.