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Bio - Richard Bard

Rich Bard
Associate Editor/
Topical Breezes
Rich Bard is a keen observer of the issues facing Florida, having been an editor at The Miami Herald for 34 years. For 19 years, he edited the paper’s Sunday Viewpoint section, responsible for initiating and editing informed commentary from interesting people. During this time, he was named a Duke journalism fellow. He also was elected president of the Association of Opinion Page Editors at a conference that featured appearances by George Will and Sen. Ted Kennedy. Later, Rich became The Herald's national editor and deputy world editor, overseeing the paper's Washington and military affairs correspondents, and managing its Political Currents web pages. Rich shared in the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for the coverage of Elian Gonzalez.

by Dr. Radut.