Rhondella Richardson Biography
Rhondella Richardson is an American Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter working for WCVB in Boston, Massachusetts as a weekday reporter and weekend morning news anchor. She has been working for the station since September 1996 after working for KING-TV.
Rhondella Richardson Age
Richardson was born on June 22, 1978, in the United States. She is therefore 45 years old as of 2023. She celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of June every year.
Rhondella Richardson Height
Richardson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 4 inches.
Rhondella Richardson Family
Richardson was born to her loving parents, whose names are unknown. Her dad worked as a militant and music teacher and was a singer. Richardson grew up alongside her brother, Ryon, who loves playing piano.
Rhondella Richardson Husband / Children
Richardson is married to her lovely spouse, Mark Porter. They first met in college, at Northeastern University, and they tied the knot on March 27, 1998. Mark works at Brown University as a Police Chief. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 2 children, Aiden (son) and Rhylee (daughter). The family happily resides in the south of Boston, Massachusetts.
Rhondella Richardson Net Worth
Richardson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Anchor/Reporter.
Rhondella Richardson Salary
Richardson earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Rhondella Richardson Education
Richardson is a proud 1990 alumnus of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre. During her stint at the university, she was part of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Division 1 University tennis team.
Rhondella Richardson Career
Richardson serves at WCVB NewsCenter 5 as a weekday reporter and weekend morning news anchor. Before joining WCVB, Rhondella worked at different TV stations. She was at WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island (from 1992 to 1994), and at KING-TV in Seattle, Washington. Later, she worked at WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire.
While she was at KING-TV in the year 1994, she also contributed as a reporter on “The Today Show.” During a special assignment, she went to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam and made a 3-part series called “Capitalism vs Communism.” In those stories, she talked about how trade between Vietnam, the Pacific Northwest, and Vancouver British Columbia was affecting things.
During her time at WJAR-TV, Rhondella was part of the station’s “Tuesday’s Child” segments. She also made an appearance on “Another World” (a soap opera) in a dancing scene for a behind-the-scenes story. The story was about life as a soap star. In the year 1990, Rhondella received the Leo Beranek Fellowship from WCVB. This was what brought Rhondella to WCVB as a freelance news assistant. This opportunity helped her officially start her broadcasting career. Before that, she had begun as an intern for CityLine, which is WCVB’s urban news program, back in the year 1986.
Rhondella wa since listed among “The 50 Most Intriguing Women in Boston” by Boston Magazine. She was featured on the cover of Northeastern University Alumni Magazine, and she received the 1st “Medallion Award” from the university. This award is given to alumni who contribute to the community and achieve success in their careers. Rhondella is still actively involved with the university’s Board.
Rhondella is committed to helping her community both off and on camera. She hosted a special day at the Sportsmen’s Tennis Club to honor tennis commentator Bud Collins before he passed away. She has been the emcee for Boston’s annual “Duckling Day” celebrations and parade on Mother’s Day for more than ten years. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Garden and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.
Rhondella is also involved in charity work. She is on the board of UNICEF and supports organizations like Catholic Charities, The Home For Little Wanderers, The Ellie Fund, and her local schools. She considers herself a mentor in motion and enjoys how her job allows her to meet new people all the time.
Rhondella Richardson WCVB
Richardson appears every Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., then from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and finally from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. She also appears every Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., then from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. In addition to her roles, she contributes as a news reporter from Monday to Friday. She started as a general assignment reporter at the station.
During her successful career at WCVB, Rhondella covered the vacations of Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton on Martha’s Vineyard. She played a crucial role in reporting the Archdiocese’s sex abuse scandal in Boston, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the Marathon bombings in Boston. Moreover, Rhondella reported on a rare tornado and every blizzard that struck New England.
Rhondella is among the select few journalists who got a chance to talk directly with Arthur T. Demoulas (Market Basket CEO), during a 6-week supermarket strike in the area. She has a talent for getting exclusive stories, like interviewing a teen lottery winner who could only be reached by snowmobile on the side of Mt. Wachusett. She also covered the story of an injured victim who couldn’t speak English but was dragged for miles by a hit-and-run driver.
While working at WCVB, Rhondella had different jobs. She was one of the original co-anchors on the weekend EyeOpener show when it started. Her skills in finding sources and breaking news stories led her to be part of the “5 Investigates” team for a couple of years. Later, she began filling in as an anchor and became a general assignment reporter for different newscasts on WCVB.
Richardson is working at WCVB where she works alongside other famous WCVB meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Jessica Brown
- Antoinette Antonio
- Shaun Chaiyabhat
- Jennifer Eagan
- Anthony Everett
- Ed Harding
- Doug Meehan
- Ted Reinstein
- Mary Saladna
- Ben Simmoneau
Rhondella Richardson Cancer / Health
There is no information about Richardson having any type of cancer. As soon as she mentions anything to do with her health in the limelight, there will be an update.
Rhondella Richardson Weight Loss
There is no information about Richardson losing any weight. As soon as she mentions anything to do with her weight in the limelight, there will be an update.
Rhondella Richardson Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and often posts on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 2.4K followers on Instagram.