Todd Richards recently celebrated his 7th anniversary as the Sports Director for Heartland News in style by covering the Cardinals World Series celebration.
During his time he has helped lead the KFVS12 sports department to several awards. Most recently, Todd was named Best Sportscaster in 2011 for the 4th straight year by the Illinois Broadcasters association. Heartland Sports has also been recognized several times since Todd took over by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, including two First Place honors for Best Sportscast..
Todd also hosts the Southeast Missouri State Football and Basketball shows and serves as the play-by-play voice for the SEMO Football Webcasts on kfvs12.com
Prior to his days in the Heartland, Todd worked as a sports anchor at WFIE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana. Todd was voted "Best of Evansville Sportscaster" for the three straight years.
Todd grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and attended Northern Michigan University on a football scholarship. He says it's never too early to start talking football and he can't wait to cover Heartland teams. In fact, you would have a hard time finding a sport Todd doesn't enjoy covering.
Prior to his days in Evansville, he worked as Sports Director at WYMT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Hazard, Kentucky. Todd won several Associated Press Awards in various categories, but he takes his greatest pride in covering local sports and showing the human side of athletes.
Todd and his wife Darah enjoy many family activities like dining out and going to the movies. Todd also enjoys just about any outdoor activity with his two sons Cade and Evan. Despite his challenging schedule, Todd is never too busy to meet new friends. Please say hello if you see him out and about. You just might see yourself on Heartland News that day. E-Mail Todd