Dick Stolley (BSJ52, MSJ53)

“I knew I wanted to be a journalist when I was 12 years old. At 15, I got a job working as the sports editor at the Pekin Daily Times
in downstate Pekin, IL. After two years in the Navy, I came to Medill in the fall of 1948 and received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees and have been reporting and writing and editing ever since, first at the Chicago Sun-Times, then Life magazine, and then for People and Time, Inc. I have been an active supporter of the school and am proud to be a founding member of the Medill Board of Advisers. I have cherished my visits back to campus to talk to students, especially the high school Cherubs, who represent the future of journalism.”

Headshot of Dick Stolley.