Rhondella Richardson Biography

Rhondella Richardson is an American personality. She is famous as a reporter and has maintained a long-time career in news channels. Currently, she has been working as co-anchor for NewsCenter 5.

Early Life

Richardson was born on 22nd June in 1978 and there are no details discl0sed regarding her parents and family members in the media. She has appeared for Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in arts from Northeastern University, School of Journalism, and received the same in 1990. The major highlight was that Northeastern University has built a strong tennis team. Richardson currently lives south of Boston and has not revealed much about her parent’s details or parent’s life.

Rhondella Richardson Career

Richardson’s career has landed her at the number one affiliated network. She has worked for WCVB. When she was working for WCVB, she got herself involved in the award-winning team. She maintained her career with the same media outlet for more than two decades. She joined the channel WCVB in 1996 as a general assignment reporter. Over the course of time, she covered many high-profile news highlights including both Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama during their Martha’s Vineyard vacations. She helped the team by covering the highlights of the Boston Archdiocese sex abuse scandal, the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings, and many more. Richardson covered every aspect of her news channel that might have helped her as a person and professional to grow with the development of the whole station. She also covered every blizzard and a rare tornado hit in New England.

Richardson is one of the few journalists who personally spoke to Market Basket CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas during the time of the supermarket strike that continued for almost six weeks across the region. She has covered almost every knack of getting exclusive highlights. Be it about the winner of the teen lottery or something related to non-English speaking injured victims, she has always dragged herself to her capabilities showing the extreme cases of every aspect of the news highlights.

Rise to Fame

While she was working with KING-TV in 1994, Richardson was a contributing reporter who was anchoring the show “The Today Show”. She maintained her long week of international reporting regarding the assignments of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. She produced three parts of the series called Capitalism vs Communism. The story was further used to examine the impact of trade between the countries of Vancouver, British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and Vietnam.

In 1990, when Richardson was the recipient of WCVB’s Leo Beranek Fellowship brought herself with another work of NewsCenter 5 where she was hired as a freelance news assistant. It was at WCVB where Richardson officially began her career in the broadcasting line while being hired as an intern for CityLine, WCVB’s urban news program, in 1986.

Rhondella Richardson Biography

Real Name Rhondella Richardson
Birth Date 22 June 1978
Age (as of 2021) 43 Years
Birth Place United States
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 145 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 54 kg  –  in Pounds –  119 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim




College Northeastern University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Mark Porter
Children Three

Personal Life

The famous news reporter Rhondella Richardson got married to her loving and adorable husband Mark. They both have maintained their long-time married life which spanned more than two decades. They got engaged in the marriage vows on 27th March 1998. Today, they have three children as teens. Richardson has often been seen protecting her eldest child from the media. She did mention in one of her interviews that her eldest son has almost completed his graduation in 2018. She says that being available to the media is something different for all of her children.

Rhondella Richardson Net Worth

Rhondella Richardson has maintained a long journey in the line of media. She has dedicated more than three decades to the media channels while working for them. Richardson’s estimated net worth is around $5 million.


  • Prior to WCVB, she has also tried her hands while working for other high-profile and affiliated media outlets including WMUR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Manchester, NH, KING-TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, and WA; WJAR-TV, the NBC station in Providence.
  • Rhondella Richardson was once named as one of the top 50 “Most Intriguing Women in Boston”.
  • She got herself graced for the cover of Northeastern University Alumni Magazine. Also, she was the first honoree of the University’s “Medallion Award”.
  • Today, Richardson has been an active member of the University’s Board. She has made her professional strides while being important alumni of the university.

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