Robert Richardson

Robert Richardson joined the WHNT News 19 team in December 2009 as a reporter in the Sand Mountain newsroom. It is a homecoming of sorts, as the Birmingham native returns to Alabama after several years exploring other parts of the country.

After graduating from the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Robert studied Telecommunications, Film and Digital Media at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In 2007, he completed his master's degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Maryland-College Park. He received the 2007 National Mark of Excellence Award in Television Feature Photography from the Society of Professional Journalists for a story he covered for University of Maryland Television.

During graduate school, Robert also did freelance production work for ESPN, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, and the NFL Network, and even attended the 2007 White House Press Correspondents Dinner--with Access Hollywood.

Robert comes to WHNT from the KSWO 7-News Team in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he covered Southwest Oklahoma and Northwest Texas, but is excited to be back in Sweet Home Alabama.

In his free time, Robert gets up way too early on the weekends to watch his favorite soccer team, Chelsea FC from London. He also dabbles in soccer himself, winning the Alabama Governor's Cup during high school, and now coaches a team of high school students in Albertville.

When it comes to news, he's always looking for something different and to share people's stories. He's gone weight-lifting with the 60-year-old women's world champion, trained in hand-to-hand combat with the middleweight cage-fighting champion of the U.S. Army, and even covered a wedding at a Sonic Drive-In.

Put it this way--Robert's always willing to try anything once, and since he's new to this part of the state, he is always open to story ideas, so send him an e-mail at

Recent Articles

  • Memorial Bike Ride for Cyclist Killed by Motorist

    Posted on: 7:40 pm, May 31, 2013, by , updated on: 08:29pm, June 4, 2013

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) — A group of Tennessee Valley cyclists rode Saturday morning in memory of a bike rider killed...
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  • Four Charged In Guntersville Shooting

    Posted on: 6:21 am, May 31, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:31pm, May 31, 2013

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Investigators said a man shot early Friday morning is recovering from non-life threatening injuries at Huntsville...
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    Guntersville Police arrested four people Friday morning for the attempted murder of a man shot in a drive-by.
  • Albertville Cemetery Crews Clean Leaky Mausoleum Chamber

    Posted on: 7:38 pm, May 30, 2013, by , updated on: 08:00pm, May 30, 2013

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — City officials tell WHNT News 19 a leaky mausoleum chamber at Memory Hill Cemetery is cleaned up...
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  • Boaz Police Chief to Retire June 1

    Posted on: 10:16 am, May 29, 2013, by , updated on: 07:51pm, May 29, 2013

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – Boaz Police Chief Terry Davis will retire from his post. Davis submitted a letter to Boaz...
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    Terry Davis
  • Family of Deonta Griffin to File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Posted on: 8:53 pm, May 28, 2013, by

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  An attorney from Montgomery announced a lawsuit against Albertville, Boaz, and Guntersville for the wrongful death of...
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  • Police: Albertville Woman Left Grandchild in Hot Car

    Posted on: 11:09 am, May 28, 2013, by , updated on: 01:25pm, May 28, 2013

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) — Officers rescued a 2-year-old girl soaked in sweat from a hot car. Boaz Police arrested 45-year-old...
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    Angela Coffey (Photo: Boaz Police)
  • Marshall County BBQ Team Serves Meals in Moore, Oklahoma

    Posted on: 6:56 am, May 25, 2013, by

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – Barbecue cook-off competitors from across the country are putting their food battles aside to feed tens of...
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  • Boaz Educators Talk About Heroic Teachers in Oklahoma

    Posted on: 7:44 pm, May 22, 2013, by

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – The valiant acts of teachers in Oklahoma who used their bodies to shield students from Monday’s deadly...
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  • Boaz Police Investigate Counterfeit Money Spent at Rec Center

    Posted on: 8:05 pm, May 21, 2013, by , updated on: 08:06pm, May 21, 2013

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – The Secret Service was in Marshall County over the weekend to seize some home-made money discovered by...
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  • 18-Wheeler Carrying Chickens Overturns In Marshall County

    Posted on: 12:02 pm, May 21, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:59pm, May 21, 2013

    GRANT, Ala. (WHNT) – An 18-wheeler overturned in Marshall County Tuesday morning near Cathedral Caverns. The truck turned on its...
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    The truck turned on its side on Cathedral Caverns Parkway about two miles from Highway 431. (Photo by Robert Richardson, WHNT News 19)
  • Long Waits for DNA Results Pay Off

    Posted on: 8:39 pm, May 15, 2013, by

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Dekalb County Sheriff said he is thrilled at how quickly his investigators received the results...
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  • Investment Group Plans to Save Albertville Golf Course

    Posted on: 7:50 pm, May 15, 2013, by , updated on: 07:51pm, May 15, 2013

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Albertville golf course’s future looks much greener. Two months after city officials announced the Albertville Golf...
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