Hugh W. Wyatt, Publisher, also Honored for Service and Dedication to Community
...Hugh W. Wyatt, Publisher, also Honored for Service and Dedication to Community
...In addition, Hugh W. Wyatt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Foot Clinics of New York, and publisher of The Medical Herald and The Spiritual Herald newspapers, was also awarded an honorary degree.
..."Dr. Nelson and Mr. Wyatt are both exceptional individuals who, in their respective fields, are dedicated to improving the human condition," said President Louis L. Levine.
...Hugh W. Wyatt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Foot Clinics of New York, and for many years a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, is a native of Atlanta, GA.He began his professional career as a reporter at age 16, helping to start the Atlanta Inquirer weekly newspaper.
music career as a professional bassist, performing with classical, jazz and rhythm & blues ensembles, among them Lionel Hampton and Gladys Knight and the Pips.Mr. Wyatt
, who is of black Eastern Cherokee Indian ancestry, moved to New York in 1965 and subsequently became the first person of color to be a reporter at the New York Daily News
covered countless stories in the inner cities as well as anti-war protests during the 60's and early 70's.At the same time, Mr. Wyatt became an investigative reporter for the Daily News, winning numerous prestigious awards over a span of 27 years. Mr. Wyatt was promoted to Health Affairs Editor in 1979 and was the first reporter to break such stories as John Lennon's death, as well as the Legionnaire's and Swine Influenza outbreaks.He was also a medical expert on the health of the Shah of Iran - uncovering stories that became international news.
In addition, Wyatt
sparked the national debate in the 1970's over the true definition of death in a series of Daily News
Mr. Wyatt's work at the Daily News
went beyond investigative reporting and health care.He became a staff music columnist/critic, and also wrote for such publications as Harvard's Nieman Reports and US magazine.
In 1985, he
shared a Grammy Award for his
liner notes for the Art Blakey recording, "New York Scene."In addition, Mr. Wyatt became an advisor to the late McGeorge Bundy at the Ford Foundation, as well as Executive Editor of the Amsterdam News, the black New York weekly newspaper.He is currently Publisher and Editor of The Spiritual Herald and The Medical Herald, America's premier national urban medical newspaper.