Rick also reports for Action News' weekly "Crimefighters" series. Before that, Rick co-anchored Action News Mornings, helping to create a dominant early morning program alongside Monica Malpass and Cecily Tynan.
Rick arrived in Philadelphia in 1988 from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before that, he worked in Huntington, West Virginia and Washington D.C., where he also worked in radio and attended college at Howard University.
Although Rick was born in New York, he considers himself a true Philadelphian and has spent much of his time off helping to uplift the community and inspire young people in their academic endeavors. He currently sits on the board of Philadelphia Futures, a non-profit organization that mentors college-bound Philadelphia students. He is also a board member of the Moorestown Theater Company, and has taken the stage in a few musical productions with his family and friends.
While Rick has covered a variety of big events and has interviewed various presidents, politicians and celebrities, one of his favorite assignments is hosting the 6abc Thanksgiving Day Parade along with Cecily Tynan every year since 2009.
A mother is still searching for justice nearly six years after her son was gunned down inside his apartment in Old City.
It's been two month since a father was gunned down in Camden. Now his family is making a tearful plea for help.
A reward is being offered to help find the suspect who shot and killed a young man who was sitting in a car in Camden.
It's been two years since a father was struck and killed while crossing City Avenue in Philadelphia and a $6,000 reward is being offered to find the hit-and-run driver.
A man who went to run an errand for his fiancé was later found fatally shot in his car in Camden and now a reward is being offered to find his killer.