Earl H. Richert

Inducted: 1979

EARL H. RICHERT (1914-2005) went from the lowest to the highest job with Scripps-Howard Newspapers during his 43 years with the company. These range from copy boy for the Oklahoma News (1936-37) to editor (1959-69) and editor-in-chief (since 1969) for all 18 of the company’s newspapers. Reared in Blaine County, Okla., he graduated from OSU in 1936. He worked on various newspapers and the Washington Bureau of Scripps-Howard. In 1951 he became Scripps-Howard’s youngest editor at the age of 37 when he took over the Evansville (lnd.) Press.