Richard J. Woldow is a freelance writer in the Quakertown/Richland Township area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and third-generation owner of the Quakertown Farmers Market. He is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
His weekly column The Silent Majority appeared from May 1, 2003 to January 22, 2009, in The Free Press, The Saucon News, and other area publications of the Journal Register Company, and from January 29, 2009, to October 22, 2009, in The Gazette. The column, along with archives, is now available exclusively on this website.
Richard is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and Temple University School of Law. He has been a practicing attorney, television sports producer, and Chief Investigator for CBS Television’s “Factfinder Unit" in Chicago. His credits include:
3 Emmy Awards
3 National Press Club Awards
Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award (Pulitzer Prize for television)
Scripps-Howard Foundation Distinguished Journalism Citation
National ACE (Award for Cable Excellence)
The Associated Press Certificate of Excellence for Investigative Reporting
United Press International Broadcast Award for Best Investigative Reporting
The Headline Club of Chicago Award for Exemplary Journalism Public Service
2001 Free Enterprise Award, presented annually to the Richland Township Businessperson of the Year
2004 Keystone Press Award for "Best Weekly Column" by Pennsylvania Newspaper Association
2005 Keystone Press Award for "Best Sports Column" by Pennsylvania Newspaper Association
Third Place, 2005 Suburban Newspaper Association Award for "Best Opinion Column" in the Country