Richardson is thrilled to be joining Ottawa's News leader, serving a community he loves.
During his time on Parliament Hill, Richardson travelled the world covering Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He filed reports from Kandahar Afghanistan, G-8 meetings in Germany and Japan, a critical NATO summit in Romania, official visits to India, Singapore, the Czech Republic, Poland and the United Nations in New York.
Richardson also travelled extensively with the Conservative and Liberal campaigns in the 2008 Federal Election.
Before his assignment on Parliament Hill, Richardson was CTV's Los Angeles Bureau Chief, covering the Michael Jackson trial, Hurricane Katrina, space shuttle landings, the Mexican election, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino Italy.
Richardson brings a depth of national and international experience to the anchor chair at CTV Ottawa, but he also has a very strong sense of the capital and the larger broadcast region. A graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Richardson has spent many summers along the shores of Bob's Lake near Westport.
When he's not working or volunteering, Richardson and his wife Leigh Anne can be found in dozens of rinks across the region, watching their two young sons Jack and Bennett play hockey.