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.
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.
If you are from Pittsburgh you already know it’s a great, re-surging town.
John Prato is the Consulate General of Canada and he joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about why a temporary Canadian Consulate called Pop-Up Canada is opening in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh next week.
When people hear the words anorexia and bulimia, they think of a disorder that affects women. However, many men also suffer from the eating disorders.
April is Autism Awareness Month. Officials say the disorder is now diagnosed in 1 in every 68 children making it the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Michael Marino, son of star quarterback Dan Marino is on the autism spectrum. He joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about how autism doesn’t have to hold people back and what the Dan Marino Foundation does for those on the spectrum.
20-long years the Pirates were usually found at the bottom of the standings but a playoff appearance last season ignited many dormant baseball fans in Pittsburgh who were longing for a winner.
Larry Richert and Professor Connie Ruzich recapped Dan Rather’s appearance for the Robert Morris Speaker series.
Andrew McCutchen is the current reigning National League MVP and he says he is excited to start another season and get married. He joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about it.
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Hard to believe, but in a week the Pirates are back in action. They open the 2014 season Monday March 31st against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.
To get you ready, KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway are broadcasting from Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton Florida.
Dan Rather is a legend in the broadcast industry. He was the anchor of the “CBS Evening News” for more than two decades. He also contributed to TV magazine shows, “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours.”
KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert talked to David McCullough in an exclusive interview to discuss his Pittsburgh roots, what he’s working on next, and his connection to KDKA Radio.
Every March 17th people all over celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. There are not many cities that have a celebration as large as Pittsburgh’s.
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – This week is sleep awareness week.How much sleep do you really need? No matter how much they say chances are you’re not getting enough.
Disney’s Frozen is a box office sensation and just recently topped one-billion dollars worldwide. This doesn’t mean that some find the movie offensive. Right-wing and outspoken Pastor Kevin Swanson has blasted the movie, claiming it will indoctrinate children into homosexuality.
This Saturday many cities across the U.S. will have their yearly St. Patrick’s Day parade, but there aren’t many that are as big as Pittsburgh. It’s one of the largest anywhere.
This winter has been long and has left a lot of people looking at the glass half empty. With the signs of spring starting to show, now is a change to change your attitude.