Rick is huge on family and that’s why he focuses his daily reports around ways to enhance the quality of life for those you love. This award-winning journalist been recognized for his feature reporting. He joined the CBS 42 News team in 2008 and quickly made Birmingham his new home. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Auburn University where he fell in love with watching the Auburn Tigers take the gridiron.
Prior to coming to CBS 42, Rick worked as a reporter for WTVA/WLOV News-the NBC and FOX affiliates in Tupelo, MS. It was there that he learned the concept of community and the importance of telling untold stories.
He is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated. Rick spends a great deal of his time speaking to youth groups, schools, and churches and providing service to a number of organizations. His biggest accomplishment and favorite job of all time is being a father to his son, Ethan.
In his spare time, Rick loves to travel, catch a good movie, and stay afloat with the latest trends, and being with those he loves. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, he gets to see his family regularly in the small, tight-knit community of Sellers, Alabama.
He lives by his personal motto, “It’s not my job to impress you…but to leave an impression on you.”