The Best of Dick Kay
note: Though Dick Kay ("Doogie", to his colleagues)
is best known as a political reporter, he produced some remarkable
feature stories. You can access some of the links below to view
Dick Kay, in August, 1992 near Houston, Texas where he was covering
the Republican National Convention. Dick served as WMAQ-TV's political
editor for the better part of his thirty-eight year career which
ended with his retirement at the end of May, 2006.
An illustrious graduate of Bradley University (which he attended
on the G.I. Bill), Dick (whose real name is Richard Snodgrass) was
born in a log cabin in rural Tennessee. The physician who delivered
him was compensated with fifteen dollars and a hog.
"Silver" is the name of the horse in the above photograph.
of the WMAQ-TV crews that helped Dick out in the days of film. From
left to right: Hal Kluhe (audio), Paul Nagaro (lighting), Jim Stricklin
(camera) and Dick Kay. (This photo dates from the early 1970's).
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