Brian Richardson

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Name: Brian Richardson
Date registered: April 16, 2012

Biography

Brian Richardson joined the KEZI in January of 2012. He earned his Broadcast Journalism degree from Missouri State University. Brian got his start at KODE in Joplin, Missouri. He was hired as a general assignment reporter and quickly moved to weekend anchor. In the winter of 2008, he moved to Springfield, MO to work for KOLR/KSFX. Brian anchored and reported for both stations. During his more than five years covering southwest Missouri, Brian covered high-profile murder cases and some of the worst natural disasters to hit the “Show Me” state in recent memory. The Weather Channel featured some of Brian’s work on Storm Stories episode. Brian is married to KEZI reporter Jennifer Richardson. The two met while working in Joplin. They married in Jennifer’s California hometown in the summer of 2011. Brian is a Missouri native and huge sports fan. He loves all teams St. Louis (especially the Cardinals and Blues). When he’s not in the newsroom or catching a game, you might be able to find him roaming the wilderness. He enjoys the outdoors and is excited to explore the Oregon wilderness.

Latest posts

  1. City Approves Funds for Fire Victims — November 25, 2014
  2. Fire Destroys Garage, Residents Escape — November 12, 2014
  3. SPD: Fleeing Thief Hits Gate, Kids Run — November 7, 2014
  4. Toys For Tots Drive Begins — November 7, 2014
  5. EPUD’s GM Resigns, Turmoil Continues — November 7, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Officer Shoots Dog, Residents Furious — 49 comments
  2. UPDATE: Deadly Shooting in Springfield — 39 comments
  3. Emotions High as Council Returns — 35 comments
  4. Witnesses Describe Shooting Scene — 25 comments
  5. SLEEPS Responds to County Allegations — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

LCSO: Man Beat, Doused in Lighter Fluid

YACHATS, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they say assaulted his roommate and then doused him in lighter fluid. Deputies say the alleged victim, Herbert Purol, told them this happened as he and Buddy Valentine were in their home on the 95-thousand block of Highway 101 in Yachats. Purol said … Continue reading »

Search for Man & 4 Kids Underway

EUGENE, Ore. — Police need help finding a man they say violated his restraining order by not returning his four children to their mother. EPD says the man, Torata Tanaka, may be taking the children out of country, maybe Canada or his native country of Japan. The oldest child is 10 years old. The other three children are … Continue reading »

School Bond Back on Springfield Ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For the second time in a year, voters will again have the opportunity to improve their schools. The Springfield School Board approved a measure Monday night that will put a $71 million bond on the November ballot. This year’s measure is about ten million more than voters turned down last fall. Part … Continue reading »

4 Critically Injured in Hwy 99 Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Emergency crews rushed six people to the hospital, four in critical condition, following a crash on Highway 99. According to the Lane Fire Authority, it appears a car and a utility truck smashed into each other head-on around 9 Tuesday night. The wreck was between Irving and Airport Roads. Shortly after the … Continue reading »

Vet Says No Surgery Needed for Kiki

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The veterinarian who saw Kiki following Monday’s shooting says there’s some misinformation about the dog’s condition and diagnosis. The owner took Kiki to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Springfield on Monday after an officer shot the dog in the head. The officer was responding to an aggressive dog call. He said Kiki … Continue reading »

Officer Shoots Dog, Residents Furious

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Questions are swirling and frustrations building, as residents wonder why a police officer shot a pit bull. It happened Tuesday evening near the intersection of S. 41st and Camellia Street. Springfield police say the officer responded to calls of an aggressive dog. The officer then tried to get the dog to come … Continue reading »

Prof. Slimebledore is New Slug Queen

EUGENE, Ore. — A night of fun and entertainment ends with a new SLUG Queen. Prof. Bulbus Slimebledore took home the crown in the 32nd annual anti-beauty pageant. He costumed mimicked something you might see in a Harry Potter movie. KEZI 9 News Photojournalist Tim Garner caught some of the highlights of the pageant and … Continue reading »

New Audit Questions Oregon VAs

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A new audit casts an even larger shadow of doubt over the VA system, specifically the facilities in Roseburg and White City. The VA sanctioned the audit. It suggested that employees manipulated patient wait times and kept wait lists secret. Thirty percent of the surveyed employees at the Roseburg VA indicated they … Continue reading »

4th Missing Ethiopian Athlete Found Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth Ethiopian athlete who went missing at the the World Junior Track and Field Championships is safe. The University of Oregon Police Department says it found Zeyituna Mohammed in Federal Way, Washington. She was at the residence of an acquaintance. She went missing with three other teammates. They were found in … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Quickly Knock Down Brush Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Quick action may have helped to save some homes from a brush fire. Flames tore through a field near Dale Kuni Road and Emerald Valley Drive. Crews managed to stop the fire which was burning right next to a residential area. As for a possible cause, one homeowner gave her take after … Continue reading »

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