David Dick dead at 80


Retired CBS News correspondent David Dick died Friday (7/16) at his home in Paris, KY. The 80-year-old was an educator and author as well as a journalist.

Dick left CBS in 1985 after 19 years at the network, during which he won an Emmy for his coverage of the attempted assassination of Alabama Gov. and presidential hopeful George Wallace in 1972. Dick went on to be director of the journalism school at the University of Kentucky, his alma mater, and authored 13 books. He was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1987.

Among his survivors is his son, Sam Dick, news anchor at WKYT-TV (CBS) Lexington, KY.
The funeral for David Dick was Monday (7/19) at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Paris, KY. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, or the North Middletown Cemetery.