Larry Richert

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Since September of 2001 Richert has hosted the KDKA Radio Morning News part of CBS Pittsburgh. Larry Richert has been a constant in Pittsburgh radio and television since the early ‘80s. He has long been an ambassador for the city of Pittsburgh and was winner of the Vector’s Richard Caliguiri Award for that reason.

Richert has been in broadcasting for more than 30 years and has extensive marketing experience including a decade long friendship and working relationship with Dr. Ed Eckert.

 Born in Millvale and raised in McCandlessTownship, Richert attended St Ursula grade school in Hampton then moved to NorthAlleghenyHigh School and graduated from ClarionUniversity with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.

Larry originally came to KDKA in November of 1988 and has worked in both TV and Radio ever since including a ten year stint as a weather anchor with sister station KDKA-TV.

Richert is the voice of NFL Films/Steelers Highlights, narrating his first film in 1985 and now he is the Public Address announcer at Heinz Field for the Steelers. Plus he joined the Pitt Panthers Football network broadcast team where he hosts the pre-game show and reports from the sidelines.

Larry also co-wrote and co-produced a feature family film in worldwide distribution called “Amazing Racer” starring Lou Gossett Jr, Charles Durning, Eric Roberts, Jason Gedrick, Daryl Hanna and many more.

Larry is involved many charity organizations including Vice-President of the Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey team. He also is the Honorary Chairperson for the American Cancer Society annual Golf Classic, spokesman for McGuire Memorial Home and the JDRF event plus the Autism Speaks annual walk just to name a few.

Larry and his wife Cindi have three children: Erica, Zach and Emily.

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Vote Aims To Save Household Pets From Dinner Table

You would never think that anyone would ever consider eating a cat or dog in this country. Surprisingly, it is legal in Pennsylvania and only in this state.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/20/2014

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Crayons For Kids!

Larry and John Broadcast live Thursday morning from the Giant Eagle in Shaler for Crayons for Kids!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/16/2014

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Author Says Earthquakes Are Predictable

They are pretty rare in our area, but every few years the Pittsburgh area will feel an earthquake that will shake the ground enough to give us a scare.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/29/2014

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Avoid An Increase In Your Electric Bill

(NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – You may have noticed your electricity bill has jumped up in the past few months and if you haven’t you may be in for a surprise June 1st.

Senior Communications Specialist Brian Knavish joined Larry Richert and John Shumway on the KDKA Morning News to talk about why prices are going up and how you can avoid it.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/27/2014

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Pittsburgh Zoo Debuts New Galapagos Tortoise Exhibit

They amazed Spanish Settlers and Charles Darwin — and now, Pittsburgh has two of their own.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/23/2014

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WHIRL Magazine Celebrates 20 Years Of The Warhol

The Andy Warhol Museum celebrities is celebrating its 20th anniversary and WHIRL Magazine features the museum in their May issue. Who thought screen printing a soup can could go so far?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/13/2014

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Pirates’ Jason Grilli Tells His Story In “Just My Game”

He’s known as Grilled Cheese and he’s overcome a lot of adversity to become one of the most popular Pirates around.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/09/2014

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Fund Set Up For Family Of Franklin Regional Stabbing Suspect

There has been an outpouring of support in the Murrysville area for the people involved in the recent stabbing attack at Franklin Regional High School. Now, there is an effort underway to try and help the family of suspect Alex Hribel.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/01/2014

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Local Doctor Stresses Importance Of Utilizing Drug Take Back Day

You probably have an old prescription or two lying around that you need to get rid of, so how can you get dispose of them properly?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/25/2014

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Neil Walker’s Dad Named Adult Honoree For Pittsburgh Walk For Arthritis

It is the leading cause of disability in the county. Every 1-in-5 adults along with 300,000 children are affected by arthritis.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/24/2014

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Is Sitting For Long Hours At Work The New Smoking?

The average worker spends over five hours and 40 minutes sitting at their job every day and a new study says it’s bad for your health, with some claiming the long-term effects of sitting can be as bad as smoking.

Dr. Michael Jensen from the Mayo Clinic joined Larry and John to talk about a study they conducted.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/22/2014

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Make-A-Wish Foundation Asking For Unused Frequent Flyer Miles

The Make-A-Wish Foundation makes dreams come true every day for kids across the country, including the Pittsburgh area.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/18/2014

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Expert Weighs In On Talking To Children Following Tragedies

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The stabbing spree that occurred at Franklin Regional High School has left many in the community and region shaken. How do parents, children, and teachers handle the stress and anxiety they may now feel?

Psychologist Dr. Christian Conte joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to discuss how you can talk to your children following the attack that has hit so close to home.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/10/2014

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Deadline To Claim Money From IRS Fast Approaching

With less than a week to go, many procrastinators will be scrambling to finish up their taxes to make sure they get them in by the April 15 deadline.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/08/2014

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Pa. Funeral Director Ronald McDonald Appears In National Ad Campaign

Taco Bell recently started serving breakfast at their restaurants and as part of their ad campaign they wanted Ronald McDonald to tell people how good their new breakfast is. So they found 25 people around the county named Ronald McDonald to promote the new menu items.

One of the McDonalds is a funeral director from Kane Pa and he joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about his experience.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/07/2014

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