Rick Whittle

Profile Updated: December 18, 2019
Residing In: Chevy Chase, MD USA
Spouse/Partner: Faye Ross
Children: James, born 1981
Julia, born 1983
Occupation: Author and free lance journalist
Schools After GHS:

High Point College, William & Mary College, UNC-Chapel Hill

Highlights Since GHS:

Richard Whittle is the author of Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution (Henry Holt and Company, September 2014), and The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey (Simon & Schuster, 2010). A Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, Whittle is also a Research Associate and former Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. He has written for Air & Space Smithsonian, BreakingDefense.com, the Vertical Flight Society journal Vertiflite, the New York Post and other newspapers as well as The Atlantic Monthly technology web site. He has been interviewed on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” C-SPAN, NPR, NBC News, Bloomberg and numerous other broadcast outlets.

From 1984-2006, Whittle covered the Pentagon and other Washington beats for The Dallas Morning News. Earlier in his career, he covered defense and foreign policy for Congressional Quarterly magazine and was an editor at National Public Radio.

Fluent in German, Whittle also speaks conversational French. He has written in German for newspapers including Die Zeit (Hamburg), Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Zurich) and Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich). He has also served on occasion as a guest commentator on German and Swiss public radio.

Whittle began his career as a reporter for The News and Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, after graduate study in government at William & Mary College and in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife live near Washington, D.C.

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