Rich TuckerSenior Writer, Heritage Foundation
Long-time broadcast newsman Richard Tucker is a staff writer at The Heritage Foundation and a columnist for townhall.com. Tucker writes weekly about politics, society and the media. He also writes and edits op-eds and news releases as part of the foundation's Media Relations team. <br /> <br /> Before joining Heritage, he spent more than seven years with the Cable News Network, ending his career there as a broadcast news copy editor and writer. He worked both in CNN's Atlanta headquarters and most recently in the network's Washington Bureau. Tucker's career as a broadcast journalist began in 1992 as a photographer/editor with WBNG-TV, the CBS affiliate in Binghamton, New York. <br /> <br /> He is a 1991 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Originally from Vestal, N.Y., Tucker lives with his wife and two sons in northern Virginia.