Tommy Richards is unique at WLOX-TV. He's a meteorologist who also anchors a news show. Actually, he co-anchors two news shows.
He came to WLOX in 1989. He has held a variety of positions in the station since then. From producing commercials to reporting on the environment, he's seen television from both sides of the camera.
Tommy got his start in broadcasting in radio back in the 1960s in Mobile, Alabama. In the early 70s he moved into the Mobile/Pensacola television market doing weather for WALA and later, WKRG. In the late 80s he came to South Mississippi where he did on-camera television commercials and voice-over work for radio and TV ads. He has won awards for some of his commercials.
After Tommy came to WLOX, he became our morning weatherman and environmental reporter. He also got to visit all the fine coast restaurants doing the weekly feature Coast Cuisine.
But when WLOX developed Good Morning Mississippi at 5:00 a.m. and WLOX News at Midday at 11:00 a.m., Tommy didn't have time to hang out at local eating spots anymore.
Although Tommy gives us a daily Lifestyle report on the weird and unusual stuff that happens in people's lives, his heart lies in reporting the weather. Like the rest of the WLOX News weather team, Tommy has a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. He has won awards for his coverage of hurricanes, and is endorsed by the National Weather Association.
He also uses Mississippi Power Doppler and the Digiph PCS weathernet, the best weather tracking equipment available, to bring you the weather on Good Morning Mississippi and Midday.
In his off time, Tommy likes gardening, traveling, and reading. Tommy is married and has two sons.
You can e-mail Tommy at email@example.com.