Richard Conn works as a staff writer for the Center for Research and Economic Opportunity at the University of West Florida.
He has 18 years of experience working for newspapers in Florida, Massachusetts and Tennessee.
He has won several awards, including from the Tennessee Press Association and the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He most recently worked at the Daytona Beach News-Journal and was previously a staff writer for The Tennessean.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Conn is a lover of classic rock and blues music and a fan of New York Yankees baseball.