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.
With the weather dropping to a new record cold, many people have chosen to stay indoors. What are some precautions you should be taking?
Bitter cold is making its way to Pittsburgh early next week and furnaces will be on full power, and people will be under their blankets trying to keep warm.
Since 1958 NORAD has been tracking Santa to let little boys and little girls know where the jolly elf is in the world.
No one around the Pittsburgh area won the Mega Millions, but one Wexford man won a raffle for a valuable painting after only spending $140 for a ticket.
Last year was the first time in a long time Pirates players and fans had something to be proud of. Sights are set on even more success for the 2014 season. The hype and excitement start this weekend at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center as PirateFest gets underway.
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Earlier this year a man who was allegedly hallucinating and paranoid killed his 76 year-old grandmother in Gibsonia when he said the “Archangel Michael” made him do it. The family told KDKA’s John Shumway when it happened they wanted to see laws change because families need protection against thoughts who they feel are violent but have yet to act out.
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) The holidays are quickly approaching and time is running out on finding that perfect gift. The gadget guru, Dr. Frank Viggiano is here to help. He joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to give some ideas with only a couple shopping weeks left.
It’s a question as old as the ages; well, as old as a few weeks. What is better – the Xbox One or PlayStation 4?
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) How do you know what to look for when searching for a tablet this holiday season? Does price equal quality? Dr. Frank joined Larry Richert to give his expert opinion on what Tablets to get if you have some money to spend and even if you don’t what good ones are out there for a modest price.
You can save money and find legitimate deals on Black Friday as long as you make a plan and stick to it.
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.
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.
November is National Alzheimer’s awareness month and Nov. 19 is National Memory Screening Day.
With the 50th anniversary of Pres. John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaching, many are talking about the late president.
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.