Dean Richards Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WGN, Salary and Net Worth

Dean Richards is an American Emmy Award-winning entertaining reporter and critic working for WGN News. He joined the network in 1991

Dean Richards Profile

Dean Richards is an American Emmy Award-winning entertaining reporter and critic working for WGN News. He joined the network in 1991 as a staff announcer.

Dean Richards  Education

Richards went to Columbia Colege in Chicago where he graduated.

Dean Richards Career

Richards is working for WGN as an entertainment reporter and critic for many years and is also well known as “Man of Many Hats.”

Since joining WGN-TV, Richards appeared as a guest reviewer, and with time, he was a regular contributor. He has interviewed both local and international celebrities which are exclusively is aired on WGN. He is nonetheless a former writer for the Chicago Tribune and RedEye. The Chicago International Television Festival’s Chicago Award is one of the many awards that he has evidently managed to win over the years. He won this award in 2017.

The gentleman has also co-produced and hosted specials such as “Bozo, Gar & Ray: WGN TV Classics which was previewed special by Oscars Awards, “Bozo’s Circus: The 1970s,” “Family Classics,” “Chicago’s Very Own New Year’s Eve Blast,” and “The Envelope Please”.

Richards covers Chicago’s lifestyle scene and entertainment including food and dining, movies, and theatre in “Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning” on WGN Radio (720 AM). His reviews and entertainment reports can also be heard on  “The Bob Sirott Morning Show” weekdays between 8:10-8:30 am. He has won over 30 local and international awards since he joined WGN Radio back in 1994. He has obviously won the awards due to his unquestioned production and for programming. For instance, he won the Associated Press Best Feature of the Year, Peter Lisagor Award for Outstanding Journalism, Promax International Promotion and Marketing Awards, and the Illinois Broadcasters Association, UPI, Chicago A.I.R. Awards.

Quick Facts About Richards

Full Name Dean Richards
Age 67 years old as of 2021.
Nationality American
Spouse Not Available
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

WGN Radio inducted Richards into the WGN Radio Walk of fame. His love and passion for fighting breast cancer have also gathered many awards and made him more famous. He has also been hosting charitable functions including “Dance for Life Chicago,” and “AIDS Run & Walk Chicago”.Richards is evidently fighting not only cancer but also HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and always trying to end the stigma. He was awarded a citation by Stop AIDS Chicago for his contributions to the fight against AIDS.

Richards has also hosted some events for domestic-violence organizations, homeless, Alzheimer’s, and hunger. Richards has also worked with other networks prior to WGN-TV/Radio. For instance, he worked for WCLR, WIND, WCFL, WFYR, WNUA, WFLD, and WPWR. He also worked for ABC Radio as a host meanwhile acting as its Operations Manager.

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Dean Richards Age

Richards was born March 31, 1954, in Chicago Illinois, United States. He is therefore 67 years old as of 2021.

Dean Richards Height

Richards stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Dean Richards Family

Information regarding Richard’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Dean Richards Wife

Information about Richards’ dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Richards is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.

Dean Richards Salary

Being one of the top journalists for WGN Richards earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Dean Richards Net Worth

SAMPLE has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an entertaining reporter and critic.

Dean Richards Cancer

Richards faced a cancer scare in September 2007  when his thyroid gland was removed. He is also supporting some organizations and foundations for cancer survivors. For instance, Richards dedicates his time and financial support to Gilda’s Club which was founded by the husband of comedian Gilda Radner, Gene Wilder.

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