Dick worked at CBS from 1966 to 1985, winning an Emmy for his coverage of the assassination attempt on then-presidential candidate George Wallace. Dick also served as South American bureau chief from 1978-1979.
After his years at CBS, Dick went on to become director of the University of Kentucky’s school of journalism. He also wrote several books, including one on his 17-year battle with prostate cancer.
Former CBS colleague Roger Mudd tells the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader that Dick “was an indefatigable reporter” who was “very, very modest…the television was almost secondary to his desire to get it right and to do it well.”