All about Rich Klindworth, weekday co-anchor on WFRV-TV's Local 5 This Morning, Noon, and WeAreGreenBay.com's News At Your Desk....
Rich is a country boy from the small town of Harmony, PA. Being from the Pittsburgh area he grew up and continues to be a Steelers fan, HOWEVER, since 1989 and Don "Majik Man" Majkowski, has also been a die hard Packers fan.
"I kind of know how the Harbaughs felt during Super Bowl XLVII," Rich says, "It was both the best and the worst feeling when my two favorite teams battled each other in the big game. While my allegiance is truly down the middle, I can say I've shed tears on more than one occasion after a Packers loss. I can't say that about any other team."
Rich played baseball at Geneva College and lettered all four years. His dream was to become a professional baseball player...Unfortunately that didn't happen. He tried sales after college but it just wasn't the right fit, so he got into radio which had been a love in college. Rich was the weekend one-man-band Saturday mornings at WBUT/WLER radio in Butler, PA, doing the news, sports, DJ, and running the board.
From there he jumped into television, where the wild ride of Television News has allowed Rich the opportunity to live in and work in several regions of the country. "I really enjoy learning about the different cultures of the area. That just might be my favorite part of this job!"
He began his television career in Ardmore, OK as a bureau reporter for KTEN-TV, on the Texas/Oklahoma border. From there he also had stops in Johnstown, PA and Spartanburg, SC before becoming a weekday anchor at WNCT-TV along the North Carolina coast in Greenville. Now he has found myself in a new part of the country to explore, and is proud to say "I absolutely love Northeast Wisconsin."
When Rich isn't working, he's training. He runs a marathon a year and in the spring of 2012 completed my first triathlon.
"Triathlons are my addiction!" Rich states, "I have already done Half-Ironman and am scheduled to do my first Full Ironman at Lake Placid, NY this July. Once that is over, I intend to get back into baseball and softball and probably a little basketball."
"This TV industry can really be a rollercoaster, but after being in news for more than a decade now," Rich says, "I'm still having a good time."
Send your story ideas or questions to Rich at: Rich.Klindworth@wearegreenbay.com
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