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.
Philadelphia Celebrates the Holidays 2019 Special
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Crime Fighters: Who killed Richard Riley?
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The story behind the Thanksgiving Day Parade, a century of memories
From the Gimbel's inaugural Parade in 1920 to is year's centennial, the Parade has become a major part of Philadelphia.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Michael Hagan?
A $50,000 reward could be yours if you help find the person responsible for a murder in 2012.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Stephen Johnson Jr.?
Sheree Johnson said she can't understand who would want to hurt her brother, Stephen Johnson Junior.
Will heavily favored Eagles win big vs. Redskins?
Ducis Rodgers and Rick Williams go 1-on-1 predicting the outcome of Redskins-Eagles and other huge Week 1 matchups.
Building It Better Together: The state of our job market is strong
Unemployment has been dropping over the past decade, from over 8 and 9 percent at the start of 2010, down to 3.9% percent in Pennsylvania in July.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Eric Miller?
A man who was bringing his love of horses to urban youth is gunned down in an apartment in Roxborough. Now his sister wants your help finding his killer.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Hector "Reese" Martinez?
Less than a year after burying her son's father, Cathy Bishop had to do it again, this time for her son.