Rhondella Richardson is a member of Team 5 Investigates, WCVB-TV Channel 5's investigative unit. She has previously served as co-anchor of the weekend edition of the EyeOpener and Sunday 10AM and Midday newscasts. Richardson joined the station as a general assignment news reporter.
Prior to joining NewsCenter 5, Richardson was a general assignment reporter at KING-TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington in 1994. While at KING, the market's No. 1 station, Richardson got a taste of international reporting when she was sent on assignment to Vietnam. During the week overseas, she produced a three-part series on communism versus capitalism and the impact of trade with the Pacific Northwest.
She also co-hosted the Lou Rawls Parade of Stars United Negro College Fund Telethon. From 1992 to 1994, Richardson was a general assignment reporter at WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and was involved in that station's "Tuesday's Child" segments. In addition, in 1991 she was at WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire, for the first in the nation Presidential primary.
Richardson's broadcast journalism career began while attending Northeastern University in Boston. In 1987, Richardson was an assignment desk assistant for WHDH-TV in Boston, and later worked as a producer and reporter for Cablevision's The Neighborhood Network News from 1988 to 1989.
In addition, Richardson was a news assistant for WGBH-TV's Nightly Ten O'clock Newscast in 1989. In 1990, Richardson was the recipient of WCVB's Leo Beranek Fellowship, which brought her to NewsCenter 5 as a news assistant.
Richardson was named among the "50 Most Intriguing Women in Boston" by Boston Magazine in 1997. She serves on the Board of Overseers at Northeastern University. Richardson was honored by Northeastern with its "Medallion Award" which recognizes young alumni who have contributed to the university and community while making significant professional strides.
Richardson, a New Jersey native, currently resides outside of Boston.
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