The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters shall recognize an active radio and television on-air broadcaster at the annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards Luncheon. The award is conferred for continued quality performance and reporting.
Alicia Richards co-anchors ABC27’s 5:00, 6:00 & 11:00 p.m. newscasts. She also does special reporting throughout the year. Most recently, Alicia is focused on the opioid crisis. In her weekly reports, she reveals not only how the epidemic destroys families, but on solutions.
When Alicia turned her attention to domestic violence, she won an Emmy award after revealing that Pennsylvania does not track how judges rule in these cases.
Alicia recently interviewed the first female CEO of The Hershey Company, Michele Buck. Alicia traveled to Kosovo to report on the Pennsylvania National Guard’s peacekeeping efforts. She accompanied heart specialists from Penn State Hershey Medical Center on a life-saving medical mission to Ecuador. She covered the 2016 Democratic National Convention and the 2000 Republican National Convention – both in Philadelphia. She interviewed Hillary Clinton in Harrisburg and was there as Central Pennsylvanians poured into Washington for the Ronald Reagan Memorial.
Alicia spent a decade advocating for breast cancer awareness. Her Buddy Check 27 series won two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster awards and she and her mother Karen appeared in public service announcements promoting the importance of early detection. In addition, Alicia was awarded a first-place Associated Press award for “Lori’s Story,” a moving 10-part series on a local woman’s determined battle against breast cancer.
Alicia takes great pride in her extensive involvement with the Central Pennsylvania community through regular speaking engagements.
Travel is one of her primary interests. With her family, she has gone on safari in Africa and has been to Egypt, Russia, Argentina and throughout Europe. Alicia has an English cocker spaniel named Lily.
Long-time co-host of the WINK Wake-Up Show, Sue Campbell began her career in radio shortly after graduating from Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, PA, in 1980. After a brief stint in the office at WCMB/WSFM, Sue took a job as the receptionist at WTPA FM 104 in Harrisburg. She served in several different roles in the business office and continued there when the station changed to WINK 104 in 1985. She would occasionally visit original WINK 104 morning drive host Tim Burns in the studio and tell a joke on the air. The popularity of “The Joke Lady” grew quickly and Sue accepted an on-air role with Burns in 1988 while also serving as the station’s promotions director. A short time later with on-air responsibilities outweighing those in the promotions department, she became the full-time co-host with Burns during morning drive.
Sue would spend 14 years on the air with Tim Burns until his retirement in 2002 and has now spent her mornings alongside co-host Denny Logan for the last 18 years. Along the way in her 32 years on the WINK 104 morning show and her 40 years in radio, Tim & Sue won a Marconi Award (1998) and Sue has received several Simply The Best radio personality recognitions from Harrisburg Magazine. Over the majority of her time on the air, the WINK Wake-Up Show has topped the ratings in the Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon market.
Sue lives in suburban Harrisburg with her husband Gregg and sons Dylan (27) and Dallas (21). She enjoys cooking, shopping, decorating and entertaining. Sue get a laugh when she meets people who tell her that they grew up listening to her, which reminds her how lucky and blessed she has been to have such a long and successful career in radio. Sue would like to thank those who gave her the opportunity and believed in her professionally and to her family and friends for the tremendous support over the years.