A veteran journalist with over 36 years’ experience, in postings around the world, Dick began with CBC Radio’s Northern Service, and went on to reporting positions in B.C. and Alberta.
Dick spent six years on Parliament Hill with CBC Radio, covering daily politics including the free trade negotiations, the introduction of the GST, and other financial stories. During this time, Dick led training courses for other journalists within the CBC.
Dick went on to work as CBC Radio’s correspondent in Moscow, and later opened the South Asia bureau for the CBC in New Delhi, India. He spent several years covering stories across Asia as well as a share of conflict reporting in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East. Once back in Canada, he helped launch CBC Radio’s This Morning, where he worked as host and reporter.
In 2001, Dick went to Boston to host the NPR program The Connection. After that he moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to launch a national interview show for American Public Media, called The Story.
He returned to Ottawa in 2013, and began teaching at the Carleton School of Journalism. He has also been doing some freelance writing and editing, as well as overseas media training.