Jun 3, 2014 7:20 PM
Richie Melby joined the KVOA Sports Team in February 2014 as a sports anchor and reporter.
Richie comes to us from Montana, where he previously worked at KVOA sister stations KRTV-Great Falls and KTVQ-Billings.
A graduate of MSU-Billings, Richie's television journey began as a part-time newscast assistant at KTVQ, editing videos and operating studio cameras. He was soon trained to be a news photographer, but his true passion was sports. He became a member of the Q2 Sports Team and was a photographer, reporter and fill-in anchor for three years. He was the photographer for a Craney Award, given by the Montana Broadcaster Association.
For the past five years, Richie has served as Sports Director at KRTV in Great Falls, Montana. He grew up in the viewing area and still has a great relationship with coaches, athletes and fans from North Central Montana. He twice won runner-up honors for the Montana Broadcaster Association Awards "Sports Enterprise of the Year" and was also honored to win "Newscast of the Year" with his KRTV colleagues.
Richie and his fiancé, Fallon, are excited to be Tucsonans and look forward to everything Southern Arizona has to offer. During their free time, you will find Richie and Fallon hiking, exploring and walking their yorkie, Tinker.
Feel free to connect with Richie in any of the following:
Twitter: @richiemelby (here's a link for Brian to hyper-link -- https://twitter.com/richiemelby)
Facebook: Richie Melby (here's a link for Brian to hyper-link -- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richie-Melby/152448301484796)