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.
Two sisters are seeking the public's help in finding the gunman who shot and killed their brother in Camden, New Jersey in this week's Crime Fighters report.
The youngest of five adult children was gunned down in Camden after a night out with friends. Now his siblings are hoping a reward will help police nab the killer.
A reward is being offered to find the armed suspect who got away with thousands in the brazen robbery of a check cashing business in Philadelphia's Juniata section.
It's been six years since a shooting in Camden took a son away from his family and now a reward is being offered in hopes of finding his killer.
A Camden man was shot and killed outside a restaurant right in front of his girlfriend and 12 years later his family is still pleading for answers.