Stapleton, Richard M.

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STAPLETON, Richard M. American, b. 1942. Genres: Environmental sciences/Ecology. Career: Hartford Times, Hartford, CT, general assignment reporter, 1962-63; WNOS-Radio, High Point, NC, radio reporter, 1963-64; Southern Broadcasting Co. Inc., High Point, reporter for WGHP-TV, 1965; WTOP-Radio, Washington, DC, reporter, 1966-67; Avco Broadcasting Co., Washington, DC, news and editorial director for WWDC-Radio, 1968-71, national reporter, 1968-69; WCAU-Radio, Philadelphia, PA, managing editor, 1971-74; Metromedia Broadcasting Inc., NYC, news director for WNEW- Radio, 1974; National Broadcasting Co., NYC, director of news for WNBC- Radio and WNWS-Radio, 1975; freelance writer, 1976-80; American Broadcasting Co., Capital Cities, NYC, writer and editor for ABC Network Radio, 1980-81, head writer for the television series Good Morning America, 1982, senior editor for ABC Network Radio, 1983-87; Columbia Broadcasting System, NYC, producer for CBS News, 1987-91, acting executive producer in Special Broadcasts Unit, 1989; American Broadcasting Co., ABC Television News, Capital Cities, writer, 1992-93; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, chief of Public Affairs Branch, External Services Division, 1993-. Adjunct faculty member, Columbia University, 1985-87, and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1989. Publications: Lead Is a Silent Hazard, 1995. Contributor to books and periodicals. RADIO SERIES: Aliyah, 1969; JFK Remembered, 1984; Exploring America: The Footprints of Spring, 1988; Waves of the Future: Water and the Environment, 1991; Down to Earth, 1992. Author of special reports and documentaries for national radio networks. Address: 296 Windsor Place, Brooklyn, NY 11218, U.S.A.