Larry Richert is the host of the KDKA Morning News with John Shumway weekdays from 5-9am on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
Larry has been a shining star in Pittsburgh radio and television since he came to KDKA in November of 1988. There was a 10 year period where he was a weather anchor for KDKA-TV. He joined the KDKA Morning News in 2001. His dedication to Pittsburgh made him the perfect ambassador for the city and awarded him the Vector’s Richard Caliguiri Award.
As Larry grew up he traveled through-out the city to many towns helping to shape his love of Pittsburgh. He was born in Millvale and raised in McCandless Township, and then attended St. Ursula grade school in Hampton. Next he progressed to North Allegheny High School where he graduated and journeyed to Clarion University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.
Outside of radio, Richert is the public address announcer at Heinz Field for all Pittsburgh Steelers home games, a part of the University of Pittsburgh football radio team for pre-game, sideline and post- game locker room shows and since 1985 he has served as the voice of NFL Films/Steelers Highlights. Larry also co-wrote and co-produced a feature family film called “Amazing Racer” starring Lou Gossett Jr, Charles Durning, Eric Roberts and many more well know stars!
Larry has joined the HM3 Independence Fund Board and has committed his time to helping others wherever he can with numerous charities in the region. He supports our veterans through “It’s about The Warrior Foundation”, is the Honorary Chairperson for the American Cancer Society’s annual Golf Classic and the JDRF Gala event plus the McGuire Memorial Home, just to name a few.