About the Author Dick Weiss

Richard H. Weiss is a longtime St. Louisan and journalist with forty years experience in the social justice arena. He is a former reporter and editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and co-author with Charles E. Claggett of Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights.

Weiss is also the founder and principal of WeissWrite LLC, a writing, editing, and coaching service for students, journalists, business professionals, and anyone with a story to tell.

He and wife, Sally J. Altman – an accomplished writer, business professional and seasoned consultant – run the company together.

The two also co-wrote “Forest Park: The Jewel of St. Louis” and served as editors for the St. Louis Beacon (which has since merged with St. Louis Public Radio) The Beacon was an online journal that offered “news that matters” for the St. Louis region.

Weiss has served as a faculty member for the Neiman Narrative Program at Harvard University. He has been recognized for his work by the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Missouri Press Association and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.