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Warren Dennis Rick Talley

Warren Dennis Rick Talley, American journalist, broadcaster. Recipient Outstanding Journalism Alumni award Southern Illinois University, 1967; Bronze medal Olympic Journalism Association, 1970; named Illinois Sportswriter of Year, 1974. Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955, Korea. Member Football Writers Association, Baseball Writers Association.

Background

  • Talley, Warren Dennis Rick was born on August 12, 1934 in Pinckneyville, Illinois, United States. Son of Virgil and Hannah (Maxwell) Talley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Southern Illinois University, 1958.

    Career

    • Sports writer Decatur (Illinois) Herald, 1958. Sports editor Menlo Park (California) Recorder, 1958-1959. Reporter United Press International, San Francisco, 1959-1960.

      Sports editor Rockford (Illinois) Morning Star, also Register Republic, 1960-1969. Sports editor, columnist Chicago Today, 1969-1974. Daily columnist Chicago Tribune, 1974-1979.

      Television host, interviewer World's Largest Store -television, Chicago. Commentator World's Largest Store Radio, FNN Sports, Los Angeles. Sports columnist Daily News, Los Angeles, 1979-1988.

      Sportstalk host Station KABC, 1980-1982. Sports host Station KVE6 American Sports, Las Vegas.

    Works

    • Over the Edge
    • Jay Johnstone author and 22 year baseball career veteran, with Cluibs like the Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Yankees, Phillies and Oakland A's; With 2 world series rings; with Rick Talley.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955, Korea. Member Football Writers Association, Baseball Writers Association.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Jane Herr, August 9, 1958. Children: Wendy Warren, Scott Ryan, Jennifer Jane.
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    Died August 8, 1995
    (aged 60)
    • 1958
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1958
      Sports writer, Decatur (Illinois) Herald
    • 1958 - 1959
      sports editor Menlo Park (California) Recorder
    • 1959 - 1960
      reporter United Press Intern, ational
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1960 - 1969
      sports editor Rockford (Illinois) Morning Star
    • 1969 - 1974
      sports editor
    • 1974 - 1979
      daily columnist Chicago Tribune
    • 1979 - 1988
      sports columnist Daily News
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      sportstalk host Station KABC
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