Interview with Dick Pettys, February 1, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Richard Pettys attended the University of Georgia, where he worked on the student newspaper the Red and Black. In 1965 he began working for three newspapers in Gwinnett County that would soon become the Gwinnett Daily News. In 1969 he joined the Associated Press, and the next year was named capitol correspondent for Georgia. Considered the “Dean” of the Capitol Press Corps, he covered every governor from Lester Maddox to Sonny Perdue, and 40 legislative sessions. Pettys retired from the Associated Press in 2005 and went to work for Insider Advantage Georgia, an online political and business newsletter. Pettys discusses his entrance into journalism, his experience with many politicians at the capitol, and his life after journalism.







Dick Pettys and Bob Short, “Interview with Dick Pettys, February 1, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 24, 2020,