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Richard Essex

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  • Eyewitness News wins 7 AP awards

    Eyewitness News wins 7 AP awards

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:28:45 GMT
    WTHR Channel 13 Saturday was honored with seven first place awards from the Indiana Associated Press, including Best Newscast and Best Continuing Coverage.More >>
    WTHR Channel 13 Saturday was honored with seven first place awards from the Indiana Associated Press, including Best Newscast and Best Continuing Coverage.More >>
  • 70s return, cooler mid week

    70s return, cooler mid week

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:26:29 GMT
    A glorious Easter Sunday is in store with abundant sunshine and temperatures climbing into the mid 70s. The wind will begin to shift out of the south today, allowing temperatures to rise ten degrees above normal.More >>
    A glorious Easter Sunday is in store with abundant sunshine and temperatures climbing into the mid 70s. The wind will begin to shift out of the south today, allowing temperatures to rise ten degrees above normal.More >>
  • Eleven fight for 1:1 draw in front of sellout crowd

    Eleven fight for 1:1 draw in front of sellout crowd

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:47:08 GMT
    It was a night of repeats for Indy Eleven as the North American Soccer League expansion side attracted its second consecutive sellout crowd at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium in addition to its second 1-1 draw, this time against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.More >>
    It was a night of repeats for Indy Eleven as the North American Soccer League expansion side attracted its second consecutive sellout crowd at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium in addition to its second 1-1 draw, this time against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.More >>

Richard joined WTHR in February 2004 as a freelance reporter.  He joined the staff full time in May of that year,  working on the assignment desk and waiting for an opportunity to get back out in the field full time.  He joined the reporting staff in March of 2007.

Before coming to WTHR,  Richard was the "On Your Side" consumer/investigative reporter at WTVQ in Lexington, Kentucky. He also worked in Terre Haute and Shreveport, Louisiana.   He started his television career as a weekend weather anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana.  In addition to a number of years working in news radio, he also brings a unique perspective to his job having worked as a contractor in excavation and home remodeling.

Richard is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Zionsville.  He studied English Literature at Indiana University.  

Richard and his wife have two children and two dogs. Coming back home to Indianapolis has been a dream of his and he is "thrilled to be part of the WTHR family."

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