Dick Feagler

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Dick Feagler
Born(1938-07-29)July 29, 1938
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJuly 1, 2018(2018-07-01) (aged 79)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationNewspaper columnist
Television personality
TV and radio News anchor
Years active1960-2013
AwardsPeabody Award (1991)
DuPont-Columbia Award(1991)
Press Club's Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame (1994)
23 total Emmy Awards wins (Cleveland Area)
United Press International {UPI}

Richard Feagler (July 29, 1938 – July 1, 2018) was an American journalist, playwright and television personality from Cleveland, Ohio. After attending Ohio University, he entered journalism in 1963, writing obituaries for the Cleveland Press. In 1970 Feagler started a regular feature column that continued until the Press closed in 1982.[1]

Career biography, credentials[edit]

Feagler continued to write his column for numerous Ohio newspapers, including the Akron Beacon Journal, the Willoughby News-Herald and the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. The Plain Dealer began running the column in 1993. Feagler provided regular news commentaries for WKYC-TV and WEWS-TV, and hosted the talk show, Feagler! during a brief stint co-anchoring TV-3’s evening newscasts from 1991 to 1993. He was the host of Feagler & Friends, a weekly half-hour discussion program on WVIZ until 2013.[2]

Feagler retired from The Plain Dealer with his last column published on Sunday, January 4, 2009.[3] He retired from WVIZ in September 2013.[2]

He died July 1, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

Feagler received the Peabody Award (1991), the DuPont-Columbia Award (1991), 23 local Emmy Awards and awards from United Press International and the Associated Press. Feagler was inducted into the Press Club of Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame in 1994.

One of Feagler’s most popular newspaper pieces, "Christmas at Aunt Ida’s" was adapted into a stage production in 2006 at the Huntington Playhouse in Bay Village, Ohio. The play returned again in November 2007.

Many of Feagler’s favorite columns have been published as collections, including "Feagler's Cleveland" and "Did You Read Feagler Today?"



  1. ^ Guenther, Wally (December 1, 1994). "Strasmeyer, Feagler, Chandler to be Honored". Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  2. ^ a b Heaton, Michael (September 23, 2013). "Dick Feagler, journalism legend, retires from WVIZ". cleveland.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Feagler, Dick (January 4, 2009). "A look back at 45 years starts at the beginning". Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  4. ^ Albrecht, Brian. "Columnist Dick Feagler, voice of Clevelanders for five decades, dead at 79". cleveland.com. Retrieved July 2, 2018.

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