Robert Richardson joined CBS17 as a reporter in August 2016. He is thrilled to be back in the Tar Heel State, having spent many summers here visiting his extended family and the Carolina coast.
Robert comes to Raleigh from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked KOAT. He previously worked at two stations in his home state of Alabama, and began his reporting career in southwest Oklahoma.
The Birmingham native majored in music at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, with an emphasis on vocal performance. Robert then studied film and digital media at Baylor University. He received honors with distinction from the Baylor Honors College. Robert’s independent study concentrated on adaptation screenwriting, and he wrote the screenplay for a rap opera as his honors thesis.
Robert received a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland. During graduate school he won the 2007 National Mark of Excellence Award in Television Feature Photography from the Society of Professional Journalists
In his free time, Robert stays up too late watching the Los Angeles Dodgers and gets up too early to watch London’s Chelsea Football Club.
He’s been a Carolina Hurricanes fan ever since the team moved from Hartford, and is eager to attend home games after years of seeing them on the road.
Robert married his wife three weeks after he started at CBS17. She’s also from Alabama, and they are excited to return to the southeast to be close to their families.