Rich Lord


Rich Lord is a projects reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, whose work of late has focused on how doctors fed the opioid epidemic, and the concentrations of the mentally ill in distressed towns and struggling institutions. In 2015, Rich and photographer Larry Roberts produced a Pulitzer Center-funded series on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis and its ties to Pittsburgh, called "The Handshake and the Fists." A journalist for 20 years, Rich in 2004 published "American Nightmare: Predatory Lending and the Foreclosure of the American Dream," revealing the Main Street-to-Wall Street effects of the subprime mortgage industry.

Twitter: @richelord

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