Brian Richardson

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Name: Brian Richardson
Date registered: April 16, 2012


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. Superintendents Question Education Funds — March 26, 2015
  2. OSP Investigating Deadly HWY 58 Crash — March 19, 2015
  3. I-5 Hit-and-Run Crash Kills One — March 18, 2015
  4. HWY 126 Standoff Over, Suspect Arrested — March 18, 2015
  5. UO: 5th Confirmed Meningococcemia Case — March 13, 2015

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

Double Fatal Crash on Hwy 34

LINN COUNTY, Ore — Oregon State Police is investigating a crash that killed two people Thursday on Highway 34 in Linn County. Troopers say the driver of a 1994 Chevy Camaro crossed the center line and smashed into a car coming the direction. It was a head-on collision. Both of the drivers died. Emergency crews … Continue reading »

Call Center to Bring Hundreds of Jobs

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews are quickly working to renovate the Chambers Media Center on Chad Drive as they prepare for a call center that could employ up to 700 people. A person familiar with the project told KEZI 9 News that a company called FirstSource is behind the project. They’re renovating more than 38-thousand square … Continue reading »

Controversial Flick to Air in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The show will go on for Sony’s controversial film “The Interview”. The Bijou Art Cinema is one of the few independent theaters across the country that will show the movie on Christmas night. The showing is at 10:30 p.m. Sony had cancelled the movie’s release last week, in part because theater owners … Continue reading »

UO Students Remember Instructor

EUGENE, Ore. — An emotional night at the University of Oregon as students reflected on the life of a journalism instructor. Mark Lewis passed away over the weekend at the age of 60. He was an avid story teller who believed in the power of the imagination. His entertainment career spanned more than four decades. … Continue reading »

ER Nurse Saves UO Coach’s Life

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man and University of Oregon Assistant Men’s Golf Coach has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. The father of four might not be alive today if not for a nurse who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Van Williams collapsed while running … Continue reading »

EWEB Approves Water Rate Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB customers should expect to pay more for next year’s water bill. Commissioners approved the 2015 budget Tuesday night. The water rate hike will add about $1.70 to the monthly bill for the average household. It will be less for those living in an apartment. EWEB said electric rates will not be … Continue reading »

Head-On Crash Kills Two

ALBANY, Ore. — Highway 20 near Albany is back open, but not before a lengthy closure as investigators try to piece together the moments before a crash that killed two people. The wreck was just east of Albany, around 6:30 p.m Friday. Troopers say a truck rear-ended a Nissan that was either stopped or coming … Continue reading »

Investigation into Tree-Trimmer’s Death

SWEET HOME, Ore. — Linn County deputies are looking into the death of a man who fell while trimming a tree. The apparent accident happened Wednesday morning at R and L Excavating in Sweet Home. Deputies say 59-year-old Raymond Launder fell about 50 feet from a fir tree. A friend at the scene says he … Continue reading »

City Approves Funds for Fire Victims

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Help is on the way for those forced from their apartments after it was deemed unfit to live. During Monday’s council meeting, councilors talked about dipping into the general fund to help those who can longer live at the Main Street building because it doesn’t meet fire and other city codes. The … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Garage, Residents Escape

EUGENE, Ore. — A Bethel-area family is without a home after a fire destroyed their garage and caused extensive smoke damage throughout the home. It happened just before 5:30 p.m., in the 59-hundred block of Latour Lane. Crews say they managed to keep most of the fire inside the garage. The garage was packed with … Continue reading »

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