Othello Richards

Reporter/Photo Journalist

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Othello Richards joined the KREM 2 News team as a general assignment reporter/digital web producer in October 2006.

Othello was born in Monrovia, Liberia. He came to the U.S. when he was six-years-old, escaping a brutal civil war. Othello and his family settled in Alexandria, Virginia. He received an academic scholarship to Brigham Young University and graduated with a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Othello immediately went to work for the ABC affiliate, KTVX, in Salt Lake City as an associate producer, web producer and assignment editor. While at KTVX, Othello spent two weeks in Ethiopia shooting a documentary on the humanitarian efforts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a Utah-based humanitarian group. He received several prestigious journalism awards for his reports from the Society of Professional Journalists and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Othello left KTVX to take a job at KVEW-42, the ABC affiliate in Kennewick, Washington. There he worked as an investigative reporter. One of Othello's success stories included a news report that led to the power company in Walla Walla paying thousands of dollars to a homeowner for damage done to her pine trees.

In his spare time, Othello enjoys mountain biking and oil painting. He also was a track athlete at BYU. He ran the 100M, 200M and 400M including the sprint relays. Othello set 10 track records at his high school in Virginia.

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