Ric Ward is an award winning journalist, writer, author, musician, songwriter and artist based in Atlanta.
Ric has written two books:
"Five Days in May" is the gripping story of two teenagers from different countries and different worlds who fall in love, only to be torn apart by distance, time and social judgements. They unexpectedly come face to face years later as adults because of a horrific fatal car crash and a violent ex-spouse with a gun and vendetta. (Release date TBA. Get a sneak peek of the first chapter here.)
"Tour Bus Confessions: A Road Musician's Inside Story of Life, Love and Betrayal" is a memoir of Ric's time on the road and in the music business, written as a creative nonfiction novel. In it, Ric tells stories of what it's really like behind the scenes in the music business and the entertainment world. (Release date TBA. Get a sneak peek of the first chapter here.) The stories are true. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent -- and the guilty.
Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, Ric played drums with a number of well known recording artists, toured extensively and appeared on a number of network television shows. He played on a multi-million selling record at the young age of 19 and is an alumnus of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music. Ric is also a noted songwriter and owner of RicSongs music publishing.
Ric has worked with CNN for more than 20 years, most of that time as Executive Producer and Network Supervising Producer, working with esteemed journalists such as Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Christiane Amanpour, Judy Woodruff and many more. During his tenure, he was awarded multiple Emmy, DuPont and Peabody Awards.
Ric also worked with well known TV personality Sam Champion while producing "23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion" on The Weather Channel.
As if that wasn't enough, Ric is also a noted artist with a number of his works gracing walls across North America.