Connor Richards Media

About Connor

Connor Richards is an award-winning reporter and multimedia journalist based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. His writing and photography have been published by the Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report, The Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, Provo Daily Herald, KSL.com and other media outlets. He has a master’s degree in data journalism from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Utah.

Skills

  • Live reporting
  • Breaking news
  • Multimedia
  • Copy editing
  • Technical editing

Reporting Beats

  • Government and politics
  • Crime and courts
  • Environment
  • Poker
  • Music

Notable Events Covered

  • 2020 Vice Presidential Debate
  • Campaign rallies for Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Tulsi Gabbard
  • Utah’s 4th Congressional District race
  • 2021 Stadium of Fire

Live TV and radio appearances

In July 2020, I was interviewed live on CNN about my reporting on a Utah County Commission meeting that was disrupted my anti-mask protesters.

Awards

  • 2021 SPJ Top of the Rockies – 1st Place
  • 2021 Utah Press Association – 2nd Place
  • 2021 Utah SPJ Headliners – 3rd Place
  • 2020 Utah Press Association – 1st Place
  • 2020 Utah SPJ Headliners – 3rd Place

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