Rhondella Richardson Profile
Rhondella Richardson is an Emmy Award-winning news anchor/reporter working for WCVB-TV in Boston Massachusetts. She joined the station in September of 1996.
Rhondella Richardson Education
Richardson received a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism Magna Cum Laude in 1990. Playing Division One tennis for Northeastern University was a highlight of her college career.
Rhondella Richardson Career
Richardson serves at WCVB-TV as the co-anchor of NewsCenter 5’s weekend morning newscasts. Rhondella is a contributing reporter during the week and is paired with Jennifer Eagan for the Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts. Rhondella has been a part of WCVB’s award-winning news team for over two decades, starting as a general assignment reporter in 1996. She has covered both Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on their Martha’s Vineyard vacations, as well as the Boston Marathon bombings, the September 11 terrorist attacks, and the Boston archdiocese’s sex abuse scandal during her illustrious career. Rhondella has also covered every blizzard and a rare tornado that has struck New England.
During a six-week supermarket strike across the region, Rhondella was one of the few journalists to speak with Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Rhondella has a knack for securing exclusives, whether it’s a teen lottery winner who can only be reached by snowmobile on the side of Mt. Wachusett or a non-English speaking injured victim dragged for miles by a hit-and-run driver.
Rhondella has held a variety of positions at WCVB, including serving as an original co-anchor of the weekend EyeOpener when it first debuted. Then, for several years, she worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WCVB’s various newscasts, thanks to her extensive network of sources and ability to break news stories.
Rhondella’s professional career has taken her to all of the top network affiliates. Prior to joining WCVB, she worked at NBC affiliate KING-TV in Seattle, WA; NBC affiliate WJAR-TV in Providence, RI; and ABC affiliate WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.
Quick Facts About Rhondella Richardson
|Full Name||Rhondella Richardson|
|Age||64 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Rhondella was a contributing reporter on “The Today Show” while at KING-TV in 1994, and she produced a three-part series called Capitalism vs Communism during a week-long international reporting assignment to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The stories looked at how trade between Vietnam, the Pacific Northwest, and Vancouver, British Columbia, influenced their lives. Rhondella was a part of WJAR-“Child” TV’s Tuesday’s segments from 1992 to 1994, and she also appeared on the soap opera “Another World” in a dancing scene for a behind-the-scenes story about life as a soap star. She was a recipient of WCVB’s Leo Beranek Fellowship in 1990, which brought her to NewsCenter 5 as a freelance news assistant. Rhondella began her career in broadcasting at WCVB in 1986 as an intern for CityLine, WCVB’s urban news program.
Rhondella was previously named one of Boston Magazine’s “50 Most Intriguing Women in Boston.” She was also the first honoree of the Northeastern University Alumni Magazine and graced the cover of the magazine. She was also the first recipient of the University’s “Medallion Award” and graced the cover of Northeastern University Alumni Magazine. The award honors alumni who have made significant contributions to the community while also excelling professionally. Rhondella is still a member of the University’s Board of Trustees.
Prior to his death, Rhondella emceed a tribute day honoring tennis commentator Bud Collins at the Sportsmen’s Tennis Club in an effort to continue serving the community on and off-camera. She has emceed the Friends of the Public Garden and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department’s annual “Duckling Day” Mother’s Day festivities and parade for over a decade. She is a member of UNICEF’s board of directors and a strong supporter of The Home For Little Wanderers, Catholic Charities, The Ellie Fund, and her local elementary, middle, and high schools. Richardson describes herself as a “moving mentor” who enjoys the fact that her job constantly introduces her to new people.
Rhondella Richardson Age
Richardson is 64 years old as of 2021. She was born on 22 June 1957, in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 22 June every year.
Rhondella Richardson Height
Richardson stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in (1.6m).
Rhondella Richardson Family/ parents
Richardson’s parents are of African descent and live in the New Jersey town of South Orange. Rhondella’s father is a singer and music teacher, as well as a former militant in the United States. She was raised with a piano-playing brother named Ryon.
Rhondella Richardson Husband/ Children
Richardson is married to Mark Porter, a Police Chief at Brown University. The couple met at Northeastern University. The two wedded on 27 March 1998. They have a daughter named Rhylee Porter and a son named Aiden Porter. Rhondella and her family currently live in the south of Boston.
Rhondella Richardson Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WCVB, Richardson earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Rhondella Richardson’s Net Worth
Richardson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a general assignment reporter.
Rhondella Richardson WCVB Channel 5
At WCVB Channel 5 Richardson works alongside;
- Antoinette Antonio
- Shaun Chaiyabhat
- Jennifer Eagan
- Anthony Everett
- Ed Harding
- Karen Holmes Ward
- Doug Meehan
- Nathalie Pozo
- Ted Reinstein
- Emily Riemer
- Mary Saladna
- Shayna Seymour
- Ben Simmoneau
- Maria Stephanos