As editorial director for digital media, Dick Meyer is responsible for all news, entertainment and music content on NPR.org and NPR's other digital platforms.
Meyer is the author of a forthcoming book about American culture and politics, Why We Hate Us (Crown Publishing/Random House, August 2008). He is on the board of the Online News Association, the leading organization for online journalists. He regularly writes on politics, culture and media for various Web and print outlets, including The Washington Post.
Prior to joining NPR, Meyer was editorial director of CBSNews.com, where he wrote the popular "Against the Grain" column for many years. Before that, he was a producer for The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,
in Washington (1993-99), where he focused on political and
investigative reporting and produced the broadcast's "Reality Check" segments with correspondent Eric Engberg. Meyer also served as Rather's anchor producer for three election-night broadcasts and other major political events.
He was a producer and off-air reporter for CBS News, assigned to Capitol Hill (1987-93). Meyer covered George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign and was a producer for Rather at the 1992 national political conventions and on election night that year. He also filed reports for CBS Radio News. Meyer joined CBS News as a researcher for the Election Unit in 1985.
He is the recipient of an Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Award (1998), an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award (1998) and a Sigma Delta Chi Society of
Professional Journalists Award (1998) for reports that led to the identification and disinterment of the remains of the Vietnam soldier once in the Tomb of the Unknowns, in Arlington National Cemetery. For his online work, Meyer has also been honored with an EPpy from Editor & Publisher magazine, an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association and an Online News Association Award.
Before joining CBS News, Meyer was a staff writer for Public Citizen in Washington (1984-85). He authored Running for Shelter, a book on tax shelters, and edited a monthly magazine on tax policy and politics. Meyer was a freelance writer concentrating on politics, education and tax policy for many publications, including The New York Times (1983-84).
Meyer was born on Oct. 9, 1958 in Glencoe, Ill. He graduated from Columbia College in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in religion and from the University of Oxford in 1982 with a master's degree in politics with a specialty in the history of political philosophy. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.