Leigh Richards

Leigh Richards

Leigh Richards


Leigh Richards is a 43 year veteran of Philadelphia radio, TV, and film, including 25 years at WXTU Radio. Late 70’s -early 80’s: At WPST, Leigh played all the new songs and albums which are now Classic Rock and played on WMGK. At WHYY-TV, Leigh hosted/co-hosted several special program events. and was a featured contributor on Maury Povich’s show on KYW-TV, when it first aired in Philadelphia. She is currently a business contributor on KYW Newsradio, and an air personality on WMGK. News, talk music, Leigh has worn many hats throughout the years, breaking ground for women in radio and making a little radio history.

Honors and awards include:

-The Hero Award from the Hero Scholarship Fund,

-Numerous AIR Awards (Achievement In Radio) from the March of Dimes, including their   Milestone Award,

-The Chapel of the Four Chaplains Award for Outstanding service to the community,

-In November 2018, Leigh was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

Leigh currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, and hosts an annual symposium for Philadelphia area communications students at our local TV stations.