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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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Pastor Claims “Frozen” Indoctrinates Children Into Homosexuality

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/12/2014

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2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bigger Than Ever

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/11/2014

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Simple Tips To Start Improving Your Life Today

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/06/2014

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Larry Honors Our Hometown Heroes

Once again we’re honoring those in this region who make a difference, but don’t ask for anything in return. Learn about the 2014 Hometown Heroes here.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/05/2014

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Dr. Wecht In Support Of Medical Marijuana In Pa.

Over the weekend, well-known forensic pathologist, attorney and medical-legal consultant Cyril Wecht wrote an op-ed piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about how marijuana came to be demonized and expressed his support to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/04/2014

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Local Doctor Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro For Worthy Cause

KDKA’s Larry Richert and John Shumway have talked to people all over the world but Wednesday they took their first ever call from the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro when UPMC neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon checked in.

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Bishop Zubik Reviews New ‘Son Of God’ Movie

“Son of God” follows the entire life of Jesus and Bishop David Zubik got a sneak preview. He joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to give his review live from Rome.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/25/2014

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Hometown Olympian Makes History In Sochi

Lauryn Williams captured silver in Sochi in the women’s bobsledding event. She joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about her experience.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/24/2014

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Gov. Corbett Discusses Winter Weather, Gas Drilling & More

Gov. Tom Corbett came to the KDKA Radio studios Wednesday to answer questions from Morning Show hosts Larry Richert and John Shumway as well as questions from callers.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/12/2014

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Do You Have The Winter Blues Or Something More Serious?

It happens every year around this time. Cabin fever sets in and people seem to be a little edgier. With the seemingly constant cold temperatures and snow this winter people’s moods seem worse than usual.

Psychiatrist Dr. Patton Van Nickell with Allegheny General Hospital joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to identify if you just have the winter blues or something more and how to deal with it.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/11/2014

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“Cyber-Days” Means No More Snow Days

It seems like almost every other day there are multiple school delays and closings.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/07/2014

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Olympic Town Sochi Is Home To Pittsburgh-Themed Bar

There are Steelers bars all across the country and the world, but what are the odds of a Pittsburgh themed bar in Russia?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/07/2014

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Local Olympian Hopes To Win Gold In Sochi

The Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony is this Friday and one of our own is in Sochi, Russia representing the USA.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/04/2014

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County Salt & Plow Truck Drivers Could Strike This Week

Another round of snow is making its way through the area and the Allegheny County salt trucks are clearing the roads, for now.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/03/2014

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Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Discusses How Far Technology Has Come

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – He was the brains of a small company in California that took the world by storm. When you look at your phone or computer there is a good chance that device is an Apple product.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/27/2014

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