Central Coast native Richard Gearhart joined KSBY News as a reporter and weather anchor in July of 1990. He became co-anchor of KSBY’s morning show, Daybreak in 1991 and was promoted to co-anchor of KSBY’s evening newscasts in January of 2018.
“I’ve spent the majority of my life keeping Central Coast residents informed and helping them start their day. I’m looking forward to this new chapter, and to many more years to come with the news team here at KSBY,” Richard said.
Richard was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He also holds a master’s degree in agriculture from Cal Poly and attended the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at U.C. Santa Barbara.
In 2006, Richard returned to Cal Poly where he is currently an Associate Professor, helping shape the journalists of tomorrow.
Richard began his broadcasting career on the radio at KIQO in Atascadero, KPRL in Paso Robles and then KJDJ in San Luis Obispo.
Richard is married and enjoys spending time with his two sons: Hayden and Jack.