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.
6abc's Visions celebrates Black History Month
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Who killed James Walke III in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood?
A grieving mother is marking the five-year anniversary of her son's death by coming forward once again to plead for justice.
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A Philadelphia grandmother who lost her grandson to gun violence is making two pleas, one for help in solving the case and another to save the young people of her beloved city.
6abc 2021 Black History Month honorees: Dr. Ala Stanford, Richard Gordon IV, William H. Gary III
6abc's celebration of Black visionaries and leaders, includes a doctor on the frontlines of the COVID fight, a principal earning national acclaim, a historic museum and a trailblazing politician.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Reginald Hassan?
Authorities hope a big reward will entice someone to come forward and help solve a murder in Southwest Philadelphia.
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.
Philadelphia mother searches for answers after trip for French fries turns deadly
Lisa Zettlemoyer described her son, Marquan, in glowing terms: "Devoted, very supportive, and loving."
Crime Fighters: Who killed Kenneth Moses Good?
A grieving mother hopes her pleas for help will catch her son's killer. Eva Lighty describes her son, Kenneth Moses Good, as someone who stayed focused on his goals.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Christopher Colanero?
A father, who just finished decorating a Christmas tree with his son, was brutally beaten while walking to a convenience store.
Crime Fighters: Who killed Ahmad Morales?
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help finding a killer.