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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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American Idol Semi-Finalist Excited To Perform At Santa Spectacular

American Idol contestant Adam Brock, a Washington, Pa. native, talked to NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Larry Richert and John Shumway the day of the Duquesne Light Santa Spectacular.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/22/2013

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Legendary Gymnastics Coach Bela Karolyi Visits KDKA

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) He is arguably the greatest and most famous gymnastics coach of all time. Bela Karolyi joined KDKA’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about what it takes to be a great gymnast, some of his favorite moments, and a great gymnastics event coming to Pittsburgh next summer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/19/2013

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Memory Screening Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

November is National Alzheimer’s awareness month and Nov. 19 is National Memory Screening Day.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/19/2013

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JFK Remembered As 50th Anniversary Of His Assassination Approaches

With the 50th anniversary of Pres. John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaching, many are talking about the late president.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/15/2013

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Doctor: Patients Are ‘Confused’ Over Healthcare

It seems like every week there is a new story about the affordable health care act, a new bill being proposed in Harrisburg, and the fight between UPMC and Highmark.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/14/2013

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Another Award Coming For Bucs Skipper Clint Hurdle

Clint Hurdle is already the National League Manager of the Year, but even more awards are coming his way.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2013

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Proposed Law Could Force UPMC To Contract With Highmark

You know the commercials by now. The UPMC vs. Highmark ads are reminiscent of political ads. Some ads are ending by urging people to call their legislatures and urge them to vote for a set of bills. What bill are they talking about?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2013

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Expert: Bullying Can Be Damaging To Anyone

Joking and teasing at work happens almost every day, but when does teasing turn into bullying?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/07/2013

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Bucco Fever Fight Songs

As game five of the NLDS approaches we find many Pittsburgher’s are joining in the fun by creating their own songs in support of Bucco Fever.  Here’s a list of some of those songs: The [...]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/08/2013

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H is for Highland Park!

“H” is for Highland Park. The Kdka Morning News visited the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Highland Park on Thursday, October 17th with a live broadcast from 5-9AM!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/19/2013

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Time To Get Ready For Steelers Training Camp

For many, it is a yearly vacation. Steelers fans from all over the world converge on St. Vincent College to celebrate the beginning of training camp.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/25/2013

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Theme Park Prices On The Rise

Pete Trabucco discussed the recent rise in amusement park admission.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/27/2013

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2013 Larry Richert Celebrity Golf Classic Information

Get more information on this year’s Larry Richert Celebrity Golf Classic.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/10/2013

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John Shumway Pins Jesse Ventura

KDKA-AM’s John Shumway talks to Jesse Ventura, former governor and wrestler, about his new book on why he dislikes both parties.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/05/2013

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From The Moon To Mars – Buzz Aldrin Talks Space Exploration

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to astronaut Buzz Aldrin about his new book, and why he thinks we need to go to Mars.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/20/2013

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