Rick Doyle



Rick is editor of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. He joined the staff in 1984. Rick served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prize for four years and received the National Freedom of the Press Award in 1990 from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

He was born and raised in a small agriculture community in Illinois, about 65 miles north of St. Louis. He graduated in 1976 from School of the Ozarks (now known as College of the Ozarks), just outside Branson, Mo.

Before coming to Walla Walla, he worked at the Louisiana (Mo.) Press-Journal, a twice-a-week paper, and at the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader. In his nearly eight years in Springfield, he worked as a reporter, copy editor, news editor and sports editor. His hobbies include music, golf, baseball and collecting comic books. He and Carla were married in 1976 and have three grown children (Richard, Cara and Shannon) and have one grandson (Steven).

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