Rhondella Richardson Bio, Wiki
Rhondella Richardson is an Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter working at WCVB Channel 5 in Boston, Massachusetts, serving as a weekend morning Anchor at 5a-7, 8a & 10 am. She has been working with this station since 1996.
Rhondella Richardson Age
Richardson is 66 years old as of the year 2023. She was born in South Orange, New Jersey, United States on the 22nd of June 1957.
Rhondella Richardson Height/Measurements
Richardson stands approximately 5 feet 7 inches (1. 7 m) and weighs around 83 kg
Rhondella Richardson Education
For her education, Rhondella attended Northeastern University, School of Journalism where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1990.
Rhondella Richardson Career
Richardson works at WCVB Channel 5 in Boston, Massachusetts, serving as a weekend morning Anchor. She is paired with Jennifer Eagan for the Saturday morning (5-7 AM & 8-9 AM) and Sunday morning (5-7 AM, 8-9 AM, & 10-11 AM) newscasts and serves as a contributing reporter during the week. Rhondella has been a member of WCVB’s award-winning news team for over 20 years having joined the station in 1996 as a general assignment reporter.
Over the course of her distinguished profession, she has reported on both Barack Obama and Presidents Bill Clinton during their Martha’s Vineyard vacations; and she helped lead coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the Boston archdiocese’s sex abuse scandal. In addition, Rhondella has reported on every blizzard and rare tornado to hit New England.
She is one of the few journalists to privately speak to Market Basket CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, during a 6-week supermarket strike throughout the region. Rhondella has a gift for getting the exclusives, whether it be the teen lottery champion accessible only by the non-English speaking injured victim dragged for miles by a hit-and-run driver or snowmobile on the side of Mt. Wachusett.
During her tenure at WCVB, Rhondella has held a few roles including acting as an original co-anchor of the weekend EyeOpener when it was established. Then, her countless sources and ability to break news stories led her from the anchor desk to the “5 Investigates” team for several years prior to transitioning to fill-in anchor and general assignment reporter for WCVB’s various newscasts. Rhondella’s job has landed her at all #1 network affiliates. Before WCVB, she worked at WJAR-TV, the NBC station in Providence, RI; KING-TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, WA; and WMUR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Manchester, NH.
While at KING-TV in 1994, Rhondella served as a contributing reporter on “The Today Show,” and during a week-long international reporting assignment to Ho Chi and Hanoi Minh City, Vietnam she produced a three-part series named Capitalism vs Communism. The stories examined the effect of trade between Vietnam, Vancouver British Columbia, and the Pacific Northwest.
While at WJAR-TV from 1992-1994, Rhondella was active in that station’s “Tuesday’s Child” segments and was featured on the soap opera “Another World” in a dancing scene for a behind-the-scenes story regarding life as a soap star.
In 1990, she was the beneficiary of WCVB’s Leo Beranek Fellowship which brought her to NewsCenter 5 as a freelance news assistant, and it was at WCVB where Rhondella officially established her job in broadcasting as an intern for CityLine, WCVB’s urban news program, in 1986. Boston Magazine formerly voted Rhondella one of “The 50 Most Intriguing Women in Boston.” She was also the first honoree of the University’s “Medallion Award.” Rhondella stays an active member of the University’s Board.
In an effort to always serve the community on and off camera, Rhondella is an emcee. Rhondella is on the board of UNICEF and a devoted supporter of The Home For Little Wanderers, The Ellie Fund, Catholic Charities, and her local Elementary, Middle & High Schools. She names herself a mentor in motion and loves how her career constantly introduces her to new individuals. Rhondella currently resides south of Boston.
Rhondella Richardson’s Net Worth
In Rhondella’s career as an anchor/reporter, she was able to amass a net worth between $1 Million-$ 5 million.
Rhondella Richardson Salary
Richardson acquires annual earnings that range between $ 119, 990, and $ 269, 635.
Rhondella Richardson’s Parents and Siblings
Richardson was born and raised to parents in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. Her father is a singer and music teacher, as well as a former militant in the United States. Rhondella was brought up with a piano-playing brother named Ryon.
Rhondella Richardson Wife
Richardson is married to Mark Porter, a Police Chief at Brown University. The duo met at Northeastern University and exchanged their marriage vows on 27th March 1998.
Rhondella Richardson Kids
She and her husband are proud parents of three children two sons and a daughter namely Rhylee and Aiden. Their eldest son is above 20 years.
Rhondella Richardson WCVB-TV
Richardson works at WCVB-TV, where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, an
- Antoinette Antonio
- Jessica Brown
- Shaun Chaiyabhat
- Jennifer Eagan
- Anthony Everett
- Ed Harding
- Doug Meehan
- Ted Reinstein
- Ben Simmoneau
- Maria Stephanos
- Erika Tarantal
- Katie Thompson
- Josh Brogadir
- Janet Wu
- Bob Halloran
Rhondella Richardson Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Richardson is vocal on her social media accounts, where she posts often. On her Twitter account, she has about 6,045 Followers around 4.6K followers on her Facebook page, and 2,467 on her Instagram account.