Alicia Richards

Alicia RichardsAlicia Richards
abc27 News Anchor and Stars of CPYB 2011 Honorary Chair

Alicia Richards co-anchors abc27's 6 & 11 p.m. newscasts. Ms. Richards sharpened her communications skills early on as a member of her high school's championship speech team. An admitted news junkie, she then went on to earn a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Ms. Richards is most grateful that life has presented her with enormous opportunity. For abc27, she traveled to Kosovo to report on the Pennsylvania National Guard's peace-keeping efforts. She accompanied heart specialists from Penn State Hershey Medical Center on a life-saving medical mission to Ecuador. Ms. Richards was there as Central Pennsylvanians poured into Washington for the Ronald Reagan Memorial. She also covered the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and interviewed Hillary Clinton in Harrisburg.

She has become well known for her efforts on behalf of breast cancer awareness. Her Buddy Check 27 series won two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster awards and she and her mother Karen are featured in public service announcements promoting the importance of early detection. In addition, Ms. Richards was awarded a first place Associated Press award for "Lori's Story," a moving ten-part series on a local woman's determined battle against breast cancer.

Ms. Richards takes great pride in her extensive involvement with the Central Pennsylvania community. In addition to regular speaking engagements, she serves on the Community Action Board at Harrisburg Academy and on the Essence of Humanity Board.

Travel is one of her primary interests. With her family, she has gone on safari in Africa and has been to Egypt, Russia, Argentina and throughout Europe. She has an English Cocker Spaniel named Lily.

Stars of CPYB 2011 Dancers
Cleopatra Avery | Edward Barnes | Lauren Bettencourt | Jeffrey Cirio
Lia Cirio | Sasha Edelman | Brianne George | Ian Hussey | Carrie Imler
Madison Keesler | Misa Kuranaga | Rachel Maher | Elice McKinley | Julia Rowe
Carli Samuelson | Aimee Schleimer | Joey Steinauer | Sabi Varga | Sarah Walborn
Jamie Rae Walker | Luke Willis

Stars of CPYB 2011 Honorary Chairperson
Alicia Richards

Stars of CPYB 2011 Host
Tina LeBlanc

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