Eric Richards

Multimedia Journalist/Producer

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Started at WFRV: March 2020

Interests: Traveling, Weekly Movie Watcher, Charity Work, Advocate for Victims of Violent Crimes, Master of Ceremonies, Host, Spending time with family.

About Me:

I was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Southern California when my mom, a single mother, decided to leave the “Big Apple” for better weather! At an early age, I developed an outgoing personality and knew that I wanted to be in a profession to serve. I set out to become a police officer and joined an Explorer Program for youth who are interested in joining the force.

One evening, while on my way to an Explorer meeting, I stopped to talk to a veteran news reporter for ABC Affiliate KABC-TV in Los Angeles, by the name of Gene Gleeson. Gleeson was covering a “power crisis” story, which was huge in the late ’90s. He and his photographer showed me their “LIVE” truck and all the bells and whistles of the business from a field reporter’s standpoint. My mother and I were later invited by Gleeson to visit the Broadcast Center to watch Eyewitness News at 11 a.m. It was at that point I knew I no longer wanted to be a police officer. The news was where I was headed and what I wanted to do from that moment on.

Prior to joining WFRV-TV, I was an anchor and reporter for LBLN in Long Beach, California. While there I reported on a crime beat and co-anchored a weekly broadcast. I have covered everything from violent crimes to human interest stories. I enjoyed that balance, and I think our viewers did too. I also have a background in Transportation and have received a number of Federal Certifications within that field.

Full disclosure: I have never set foot in Wisconsin before joining WFRV and I am amazed by the weather and all of the bodies of water that are around. I look forward to learning the culture here, and enjoying the great food I have heard so much about. I also look forward to telling your stories, professionally, effectively, and responsibly.  Join me on

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