At the Kennedy Space Center, he co-anchored the 1986 live AP broadcast of the doomed launch of space shuttle Challenger, which exploded 73 seconds after lift- off. Years later, for CNN, he was dispatched to Houston to report on the space shuttle Columbia's reentry accident and investigation.
Dick was Senate correspondent for AP Broadcast when he was first to report on the 1998 shooting of two Capitol Hill police officers, killed by a gunman who burst into the Capitol.
For CNNRadio, Dick reported on the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and was on the scene for Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He covered the 2008 presidential campaign, including presidential debates, and co-anchored CNNRadio coverage of the 2008 inauguration of President Obama.
His overseas assignments for AP and CNN included trips to Moscow for an arms treaty signing, Rome for the death of a pope and Oslo for President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award.
AT WTOP, the national capital region is his newest beat. Whether anchoring the news inside the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center or reporting from the scene in Maryland, Virginia or the District, Dick is always looking for the stories that really impact people's lives. It could be severe weather or other threats to safety; changing economic conditions that can reshape family plans; or a Metro or VRE delay that means you're home late for dinner. Dick can be counted on for fast, accurate, comprehensive and insightful reporting.
Dick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @DickUliano