Inducted in 2006
Dick Ford, one of the most respected and popular broadcast journalists in the St. Louis area, joined KTVI FOX 2 in July 1992. With 50 years’ experience as a broadcast journalist, Ford was highly regarded for his professionalism by both the public and fellow journalists. Prior to joining FOX 2, Ford was an anchor and reporter for KSDK-TV, where he also co-hosted the award-winning local magazine program “Newsbeat.” Ford has covered national political campaigns and conventions, flown on a training mission in a F-4 Phantom jet, reported live from Rome when Sister Phillipine Duchesne was canonized and traveled to Saudi Arabia to report on Desert Storm.
In 1996, Ford went “under the sea” for a series of reports on the nuclear submarine “Columbia” and reported from the flight deck of the carrier “George Washington.” He has been honored with a variety of awards including: an Emmy award, the American Space Writer’s Association Award and an award from “UNICO,” the Italian Service Organization. Strongly committed to the community, Ford worked with a variety of local organizations including the USO and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.
Ford received his Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and also served on active duty aboard an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. Ford began his professional career in 1951 in Pittsburgh. He started anchoring the news in Plattsburgh, NY in 1957. He has also lived in Charleston, West Virginia, where he was the state capitol reporter for WSAZ-TV and in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he was anchor and news director for WTCN-TV. He is married and has four sons.