Quentin James Reynolds was a journalist and World War II war correspondent.
As associate editor at Collier’s Weekly from 1933 to 1945, Reynolds averaged twenty articles a year. He also published twenty-five books, including The Wounded Don?t Cry, London Diary, Dress Rehearsal, and Courtroom, a biography of lawyer Samuel Leibowitz. He also published an autobiography, By Quentin Reynolds.
In June 1941 Reynolds made some satirical broadcasts on BBC radio addressing Lord Haw-Haw and Adolf Hitler which were popular enough to be reissued as postscript recordings on His Master’s Voice records soon afterwards.
After World War II, Reynolds was best known for his libel suit against right-wing Hearst columnist Westbrook Pegler, who called him “yellow” and an “absentee war correspondent”. Reynolds, represented by noted attorney Louis Nizer, won $175,001, at the time the largest libel judgment ever. The trial was later made into a Broadway play, A Case of Libel, which was twice adapted as TV movies.