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.
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 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 alongside Cecily Tynan, which he has enjoyed every year since 2009.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Siair "Butch" Peterson?
It has been one year since a young man was gunned down in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section. Officials hope a reward will help them solve this case.
$20,000 reward offered for info in murder of Salim Ellis
The City of Philadelphia is offering up to a $20,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Raheem Myers?
Seventeen months after a Philadelphia man's death, his grieving mother is still trying to process the loss of her son.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Christopher Colanero?
The family of a victim who was beaten to death just days before Christmas two years ago wants the public to take a good look at the suspect in the surveillance video.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Evan Baylor?
A young man trying to sell his car in West Philadelphia was gunned down in a triple shooting that left two dead and a 3-year-old injured.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Thomas Moore Jr.?
A grieving father is trying to figure out how a trip to the gym and then breakfast turned fatal for his son.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Sadeek Clark?
A 12-year-old boy was gunned down inside his Philadelphia home. Now police hope someone will come forward with information to solve this murder.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Khyrie Isaac?
On Monday, August 16, two teenagers were found inside a car with multiple gunshot wounds, and both died from their injuries.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Luis Alicea?
As the five-year mark approaches, a mother grieving for her son is urging anyone with information to come forward and help solve her son's case.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Dr. Gohar Zimran?
A doctor on his way to work was hit by a truck and left for dead. Now his wife hopes someone will come forward with answers.