Richard Grudens worked his way up from a studio page at NBC’s studio in New York to writing for the news shows of H.V. Kaltenborn, John Cameron Swayze, News of the World, and the “Today” show.
Feature writing for Long Island P.M. Magazine led him to his first book “The Best Damn Trumpet Player - Memories of the Big Band Era.
He has written countless magazine articles on such diverse subjects as industrialist Henry Ford, VE Day, Motorcycle Helmet Safety, DNA history and many other interesting subjects. Some of his credits include:
- Wild West Magazine: Interview with legendary cowoby star Gene Autry (1995);
- California Highway Patrol Magazine, a treatise on The Beach Boys;
- World War II Magazine: Cover Story about Bob Hope’s famous USO tours;
- Many articles on Bing Crosby and Bob Hope and much more.
Richard and wife Madeline enjoy life on Long Island and look forward to bringing you many more books on the Big Band era and beyond.