Rhondella Richardson Biography
Rhondella Richardson is an American Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter working for WCVB-TV. She serves as a morning co-anchor of the Saturday 5 -7am and 8 -9 am newscast and the Sunday 5 -7 am, 8- 9am, and 10- 11 am newscast alongside Jennifer Eagan.
Rhondella Richardson Career
Richardson attended Northeastern University where se studied in its school of journalism and graduated Magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1990. While she was in college, one of her major highlight was playing on the Northeastern University Division One Tennis Team.
Rhondella joined the WCVB team in 1996, asa l assignment reporter. Over the years, she has covered; the September 11 terrorist attacks, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton’s Martha’s Vineyard vacations, Boston archdiocese’s sex abuse scandal, and assisted in leading the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. She has also covered every rare and blizzard tornado that has ever hit New England. In addition, Richardson is among the few journalists who spoke to Market Basket CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, during a six-week supermarket strike across the region.
Furthermore, while Rhondella has been working at WCVB, she has held a number of roles inclusive of serving as the first co-nchor of the weekend EyeOpener during its launching. Her many sources and her ability to break news stories led her from the anchor desk to the “5 Investigates” team for a number of years before she became a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. Before Richardson joined the WCVB team, she worked at WMUR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Manchester, New Hampshire, WJAR-TV, the NBC station in Providence, Rhode Island, and KING-TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington State.
In addition, while she worked at KING-TV in 1994, she served as a reporter on “The Today Show.” She also reported on an international reporting assignment to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi for a week. Rhondella has produced a series, Capitalism vs Communism that examined the impact of trade between the Pacific Northwest, Vietnam, and Vancouver British Columbia.
From the year 1992 to 1994, Rhondella worked at WJAR-TV and while she was in the station, she was involved in the stations, “Tuesday’s Child” segment. She also appeared on, Another World soap opera. She was the recipient of WCVB’s Leo Beranek Fellowship in 1990, and this paved her way to join NewsCenter 5 as a freelance news assistant. While she worked at WCVB, she launched her broadcasting career in 1986, at CityLine where she was an intern.
Furthermore, she was named as one of The 50 Most Intriguing Women in Boston by the Boston Magazine. Richardson graced the cover of Northeastern University Alumni Magazine. She was the first honoree of the University’s Medallion Award and she is a member of the board at the University. Over the years, Rhondella has emceed at the Sportsmen’s Tennis Club for the tribute honoring day of Bud Collins, a tennis commentator.
For many years, Rhondella has served as the emcee of Boston’s annual “Duckling Day” Mother’s Day festivities and parade, The parade us sponsored by the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and the Friends of the Public Garden. In addition, she is a board member of UNICEF and she is passionate about supporting; The Ellie Fund, Catholic Charities, The Home For Little Wanderers, and her local Elementary, Middle & High Schools.
Rhondella Richardson Salary
Richardson earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Rhondella Richardson Net Worth
Richardson has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor and reporter.
Rhondella Richardson Age
Richardson was born on June 22, 1957, in South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America. She is 66 years old as of 2023, and she celebrates her birthday on the 22nd of June every year.
Rhondella Richardson Height and Weight
Richardson stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. However, information about her weight will be updated when available.
Rhondella Richardson Family
Richardson likes to keep her personal life private hence she has neither disclosed the names of her parent nor those of her siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Rhondella Richardson Husband and Children
Richardson is married to Richardson Mark Porter who is a Police Chief at Brown University. The two met while at Northeastern University and tied the knot on March 27, 1998. Together they have been blessed with three children including a son, Aiden Porter and a daughter, Rhylee Porter. She resides in South of Boston together with her family.
Rhondella Richardson Social Media Platform
Richardson is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 6k followers on Twitter 2.4k followers on Instagram, and 514 followers on Facebook.