Richard Coolidge


Since April 2015, Richard has been a Senior Producer, Content and Partnerships at the PBS NewsHour. In this role he is a senior member of the editorial team, helping to manage, plan and produce news and feature content for the broadcast, digital and social media platforms and also serving as a critical liaison to our growing list of critical partners. These partners include PBS stations, non-profit journalism organizations and other media organizations with whom we have formed a content sharing arrangement.

Prior to joining the NewsHour, Richard spent 26 years at ABC News, producing stories around the country and around the world, especially reports focused on politics, national security and foreign affairs, and during his most recent years at ABC, he was the creative force behind the design, execution and production of multi-media content.
Richard has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and crises in other global hotspots such as Pakistan, Yemen and Darfur; he has spent much of his career producing stories from the field, including covering prominent stories including Hurricane Katrina and West Virginia coal mine disasters; he has also spent months producing reports from the presidential campaign trail over the past four campaign cycles.

Richard's work has generated award winning content for broadcast and online. Richard is a three time Webby Honoree, a five time Emmy nominee, and winner of an Emmy, an Alfred I. duPont, an Edward R Murrow and two George Foster Peabody awards.

Richard is a graduate of Middlebury College, and an avid skier and outdoorsman. He and his wife live in Middleburg, VA with their teenage son and daughter.

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