Richard Aregood received the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1985. He is also a three-time winner of the distinguished writing award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the 1994 recipient of the Scripps Howard Foundationís Walker Stone Award for Editorial Writing.
Aregood began his career as editor/reporter/photographer for the Dix-McGuire Mirror, a now-defunct weekly that served military bases in southern New Jersey. He went on to become a reporter and night city editor at the Burlington County Times and a stringer for United Press International, the New York World-Telegram and others. He was also a police reporter at the Philadelphia Daily News during Mayor Frank Rizzoís tenure. In 1975, Aregood became chief editorial writer of the Daily News and then editorial page editor in 1978. He left Philadelphia in 1995 to become editorial page editor of the Star Ledger in Newark, New Jersey.
Aregood was inducted into the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1993. He is also a member of the Deanís Council for the Rutgers-Camden College of Arts and Sciences. The father of three children, he resides in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife, Kathleen Shea.