“I’m excited to be a part of the 5 Eyewitness News team! It is a real privilege to report on issues important to you, our viewers, and to tell your stories. I am enjoying tremendously exploring the Twin Cities and look forward to visiting Old Duluth and Lake Superior.”
Richard joined 5 Eyewitness News in February 2020. A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, he is a veteran reporter and has worked in markets across the country, including Savannah, Georgia; Little Rock, Arkansas; Buffalo, New York; New Haven, Connecticut; Indianapolis, Indiana; and most recently, in Washington, DC.
Richard says the most difficult, challenging stories he has ever done were in the days after the 9/11 attacks in New York City. He traveled to New York from Indianapolis, reporting from there for three days. His most memorable interview was with Caroline Kennedy, during a campaign event. He remembers speaking with her, thinking, “my gosh, she has endured and seen so much.”
Richard considers himself fortunate to have spent his entire career in radio, television, and web journalism. He has won numerous awards for his work, including multiple Emmy Awards and a National Murrow.
Richard enjoys urban and wilderness hiking, mountain biking, working out, photography, and music. One of his goals is to sample the caffeine at every single coffeehouse in the Twin Cities. He has two grown children, Brandon and Janet, who live in Maryland and Virginia.