Rich Nye "The Sports Guy" brings vast experience and hometown perspective to his sports reporting for WTHR, Channel 13, Eyewitness News. Rich was born (11/3/1968) and raised in Indianapolis, and has spent his entire broadcasting career in Central Indiana. Rich dreamed in elementary school of growing up to be a sportscaster and feels blessed to have realized his dream. He is the longest tenured local TV news sportscaster in Indianapolis, with the notable exception of his Channel 13 colleague, Sports Director Dave Calabro.
Rich joined Channel 13 in August 1994 as a sports reporter. A year later, he became the first weekend morning TV sports anchor in Indianapolis. He has filled many roles in the sports department. He produces Operation Football, Operation Basketball and the 13 Sports Jam.
Before joining Channel 13, Rich was the first sports anchor for WALV, 27 Alive, which was Channel 13's sister station at the time and later became SkyTrak weather. Rich also worked for Network Indiana and several radio stations early in his career.
Rich has covered three Super Bowls, several Final Fours, and multiple Daytona 500s - in addition to all the major events rights here in Indianapolis each year. But his favorite stories are about local athletes who enjoy special victories or overcome unique challenges.
Rich's reporting has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio & Television News Director Association. He has also received a regional Emmy award for sports reporting.
Rich enjoys reading, listening to music, working out and playing basketball. He coaches youth basketball and volunteers in student ministry at Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Rich has three sons - Caleb, Joshua and Luke - and lives in Perry Township in Indianapolis.