Long-time Orlando meteorologist is retiring – Orlando Sentinel
After graduating from Northern Illinois University in 1988, Richards began his career at WLFI-Channel 18 in Lafayette, Indiana. From there he went to WROC Channel 8 in Rochester, New York. In 1993 he moved to central Florida, where he worked as chief meteorologist for the ABC subsidiary for WFTV Channel 9. When his contract was not renewed, he moved to Fox 35 as chief meteorologist for the station in 2003.