His 55-year television career began in Plattsburgh, NY, but when Dick Ford moved to St. Louis, he found his professional home. He spent 34 years as a news anchor here at KMOX-TV, KSDK and KTVI, during which he went to the White House to interview the president and to the Middle East to cover Desert Storm. He began at Channel 4 as a reporter/anchor in 1965. In 1969 he went to Channel 5, where his work included co-hosting “Newsbeat” with John Auble. He moved to Channel 2 in 1999. Ford retired in 2005.