|Born||Richard A. Oppel
January 30, 1943
|Occupation||journalist and editor|
|Notable credit(s)||Austin American-Statesman, Charlotte Observer|
|Spouse(s)||Carol V. Oppel|
|Children||Richard A. Oppel, Jr., Shelby Oppel Wood|
Richard A. Oppel (born c. 1943 in Florida) is an American journalist and was editor of the Austin American-Statesman from 1995 to 2008. He was previously editor of the Charlotte Observer, which earned three Pulitzer Prizes (sharing one with the Atlanta Constitution for editorial cartoons) under his editorship.
Oppel is married to Carol V. Oppel, a freelance writer specializing in religious topics.
- Holley, Joe. "Old Values, New Life: The revival of the Austin American-Statesman." Columbia Journalism Review, January/February 1997.
- The Pulitzer Prizes - Board - Profile
- National Education for Women's Leadership (NEW Leadership) Oregon website
- "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS: Shelby Oppel, Nathan Wood." The New York Times, 1 August 2004.
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