About the Editor/Publisher
Hugh W. Wyatt, who is a black Cherokee Indian, moved to New York in 1965 and subsequently became the first person of color to be a reporter at the New York Daily News. He covered countless stories in the inner cities, as well as anti-war protests during the 60's and early 70's.
At the same time, Mr. Wyatt became an investigative reporter for the Daily News, winning numerous prestigious awards over a span of 27 years.
He was promoted to Health Affairs Editor in 1979 and was the first reporter to break such stories as John Lennon's death, as well as the Legionnaire's and Swine Influenza outbreaks. He was also a medical expert on the health of the Shah of Iran--uncovering stories that became international news. In addition, Mr. Wyatt sparked the national debate in the 1970's over the true definition of death in a series of Daily News articles.
Mr. Wyatt's work at the Daily News went beyond investigative reporting and health care. He became a staff music columnist/critic, and also wrote for such publications as Harvard's Neiman report and US Magazine. In 1985, he shared a Grammy Award for his liner notes for the Art Blakey recording, "New York Scene."
Mr. Wyatt also became an advisor to the late McGeorge Bundy at the Ford Foundation, as well as Executive Editor of the Amsterdam News, the black New York weekly newspaper. He is currently Editor and Publisher of The Spiritual Herald and The Medical Herald, America's premier national urban medical newspaper.
Hugh W. Wyatt
"Working Toward Better Health." The Sag Harbor Express.