Olivia Riçhard is an award-winning multimedia journalist and digital storyteller, whose work focuses on telling powerfully impactful human driven stories that shed light on underreported issues and underrepresented communities. She is dedicated to building community through storytelling and believes everyone has a story to tell.
As a reporter Riçhard's work has worked in large and small newsrooms across country – from California to North Carolina. Throughout her career she has held positions in newsrooms including NBCLA, KJZZ 91.5 (NPR Phoenix), Arizona PBS, Arizona Capitol Television, and most recently KPCC 89.3 (NPR Los Angeles).
Riçhard has done several special reports including producing a documentary Puerto Rico: Restless & Resilient. Riçhard traveled to Puerto Rico where she investigated massive failures in the recovery effort, traveling into remote and high risk communities to discover how families and individuals were coping six months after the Hurricane Maria.
In Los Angeles, she worked with the NBCLA investigative team to shed light on major issues impacting the city; investigating the rampant and unregulated abuse of handicap parking placards within LA’s fashion and flower districts. While there she also helped expose failed enforcement and regulation practices by LA Department of Transportation officers that enable flagrant and repeated parking ticket violators to go unpunished and their tickets uncollected resulting in a more than $21 million dollar city deficit.
She is a go getter, a storyteller and above all passionate about amplifying the voices, stories and experiences of diverse communities.