Sunday, April 15, 2012

Robert Wiedrich, 1927-2012 - Chicago Tribune reporter known for watchdog work against corruption, Mafia, drugs

Robert Wiedrich was one of the original watchdog reporters who went after Chicago's corrupt politicians and mobsters.

The Tribune reporter and columnist exposed mob enterprises and police corruption and went on to become one of the most influential newspapermen of his time.

"He was just a watchdog himself. He knew what was going on," former Tribune Publisher Stanton R. Cook said. "He was a fine reporter and a gentleman."

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey DSLC-

Don't forget Sherman Skolnick!

Anonymous said...

Bob was always a friend of the Chicago Police. RIP.

I Voted For Obama said...

A real journalist that prints the truth? Not in this Obama-controlled media world!

Anonymous said...

Hey DSLC, forget Skolnick but how
about Carl Grayson, he would do the
news, live , hammered at midnight !!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for Lester Holt to
get into his "forever box" and
join Wiedrich in teleprompter hell.