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. Boy Challenges Councilors to Camp — April 18, 2014
  2. Donor Gives $400K for Homeless Camp — April 18, 2014
  3. SUV Crashed into Craft Business — April 16, 2014
  4. Local Runners Prep to Head to Boston — April 16, 2014
  5. EPD Quickly Catches Suspected Robber — April 9, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. UPDATE: Deadly Shooting in Springfield — 39 comments
  2. Emotions High as Council Returns — 35 comments
  3. Witnesses Describe Shooting Scene — 25 comments
  4. SLEEPS Responds to County Allegations — 15 comments
  5. Linn Co. Sheriff Defies Gun Proposals — 12 comments

Author's posts listings

Councilors Approve Rest Stop Site

EUGENE, Ore. — With the clock ticking on the illegal campsite known as Whoville at Broadway and Hilyard, those living there may have another option when the city closes the campsite. The Eugene City Council approved a new rest-stop site near the Cuthbert Amphitheater and Science Factory. Those with disabilities would have priority to stay … Continue reading »

Willamette HS Evacuated After Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — A close call at Willamette High School. The stage curtains in the auditorium caught fire. The fire started a little before 7 p.m. Monday night as a band was getting ready to take the stage. Firefighters say a light that was on stage was too close to the curtains. The heat from … Continue reading »

Grand Jury Hands Down Murder Charge

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield man who claimed self-defense after fatally shooting another man following a crash is facing a murder charge. The Springfield Police Department says the grand jury issued a warrant for murder for Gerald Strebendt. Officers arrested Strebendt about six Thursday night. The charge goes back to what happened on January 29, … Continue reading »

Branch Library Safe from Budget Cuts

EUGENE, Ore. — The give and take of budget cuts will no longer include the closure of the Sheldon Branch Library. The Eugene Budget Committee voted Wednesday night to have City Manager John Ruiz keep the branch library open. This was all a part of the Ruiz’s strategy to cut $2.5 million from next year’s … Continue reading »

Driver Flees After Hitting Guard Rail

Springfield, Ore. — A crash on eastbound I-105 near the I-5 on ramp sent a car into a guardrail and the driver running from the scene. Springfield Police say the wreck was about 9 p.m. Tuesday night. They briefly closed a lane as they investigated the crash. Officers couldn’t find the suspect, and called off … Continue reading »

Letter to NEHS Alum Earns Surprise Gift

EUGENE, Ore. — The Kids Helping Kids pageants get underway this week and hundreds of students from throughout the area will take part over the coming months. Each contestant is expected to raise $2,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. Jordan Litalien is competing for Mr. North. Jordan the girl he’s partnered with for the pageant … Continue reading »

Coburg Recall Efforts Fail

COBURG, Ore. — A recall effort that included Coburg Mayor Jae Pudewell and two city councilors did not earn voter approval. At least 65 percent of voters in all three races voted to keep the the current administration. This all centered on the city’s wastewater project. A resident accused the mayor and two councilors of … Continue reading »

Public Weighs in on City Hall Design

EUGENE, Ore. — The architects have yet to create to create the plans for Eugene’s new City Hall, but the design is already drawing mixed reviews. The city held an open house Monday night where people could see how the concepts are coming together. The city’s planning to build the project in phases. The first … Continue reading »

Sold: 4J Approves Civic Sale to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — After months of debates and four different proposals, the 4J School District opted to save Civic Stadium. The school board approved the city of Eugene’s proposal Wednesday night to buy the stadium.  The city offered to buy the land for $4.5 million. The Eugene Family YMCA and a Fred Meyer group had … Continue reading »

Eugene to Allow Whoville Past Deadline

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite giving the homeless camp at Broadway and Hilyard 30 days to close, Eugene councilors say they will not evict those campers unless there are new resources established. The discussion Tuesday night was all part of the council’s look at the rest stop ordinance and whether the city should extend the pilot … Continue reading »

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