Ron Berard was born December 1949 in Breaux Bridge, La. Graduate of Cecilia High School in Cecilia, La. (1967). Graduate of University of Louisiana-Lafayette (Lafayette, La.) in 1974 (BA in Architecture).
Ron worked for the Associated Press (New Orleans) while in college. 1972-1975. Worked with three major daily papers in his career: The Dallas Times Herald, The Los Angeles Times, and The Tampa Tribune. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 while at the Tampa Tribune. He currently resides in New York City (Manhattan's upper west side) with wife Michelle and two children.