Brian Richardson

Author's details

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. UO Students Remember Instructor — December 9, 2014
  2. ER Nurse Saves UO Coach’s Life — December 5, 2014
  3. EWEB Approves Water Rate Increase — December 2, 2014
  4. Head-On Crash Kills Two — November 28, 2014
  5. Investigation into Tree-Trimmer’s Death — November 27, 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

Death Investigation Underway in Linn Co.

NEAR CORVALLIS, Ore. — A death investigation is underway in Linn County following the discovery of a body. The Linn County Major Crime Team says someone discovered the body in the vicinity of Truax Island east of Corvallis. It’s in the Willamette River Greenway off Riverside Drive north of Highway 34. Investigators responded just before … Continue reading »

Fire Chief Responds to Controversy

GOSHEN, Ore. — A fire chief surrounded in controversy is speaking out about the volunteers who are questioning his leadership. Several firefighters have quit the Goshen Rural Fire Protection District over the last few months because of a rift with Chief David Wolting. In letters submitted to the district, they’ve questioned Wolting’s leadership and what they say … Continue reading »

Volunteers Question Goshen Fire Chief

GOSHEN, Ore. — Turmoil continues to divide the Goshen Rural Fire Protection District, as volunteer firefighters question their chief. At a meeting Wednesday night, they talked about the possibility of bringing in mediators to look into the dispute. They never laid out specifics about the rift. However, officials have told KEZI they’ve had a number … Continue reading »

Concerns Boil Over at VA Town Hall

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Tense moments at a town hall meeting that addressed the VA system. An audit revealed wait times at the Roseburg VA were more than 60 days for new patients. About 50 people signed up to express their concerns. Some verbally attacked the director. Others talked about their experiences. “I sit and wait … Continue reading »

Wildfires Spark, Crews Ready for More

EUGENE, Ore. — A busy day for fire crews on Wednesday. Not one, but two brush fires flare up. Crews remained on the scene of a brush fire at Ken Nielson and Cantrell Roads Wednesday night which is just west of Eugene. They were out there several times throughout the day as the fire kept … Continue reading »

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 »

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