About

I'm a guy who loves a great story. I'm perpetually curious about what's happening in our world, but especially in L.A. and California. Who lives here and why? What do they eat? Where do they play? How do they get around? What are we doing right? What can we do better? 

I like my culture and music rich and my sports teams bad for your blood pressure – I grew up in Cleveland

I'm a giant podcast fan (READ: nerd), and I love making radio.

I've been lucky to do a bunch of cool journalism professionally. Here's that story as read by Carl Kassell:

Richie Duchon is an award winning digital journalist based in Los Angeles. 

He is currently a news editor and producer for NBCNews.com, where he selects the most important stories for the site’s 40 million monthly visitors. His work includes writing headlines, choosing homepage art, as well as editing web stories by NBC News' correspondents and digital reporters.

Previously, Richie was a homepage editor for the Los Angeles Times, City Hall bureau chief for City News Service, a wire service breaking government and political news for a wide swath of the Los Angeles media landscape. 

Richie served as a web producer and editor for KCET's Emmy award-winning TV news magazine SoCal Connected

He earned his M.A. in online journalism from the USC Annenberg Graduate School of Journalism, where he was an Annenberg Fellow and winner of the Norman Corwin Award for Service and Scholarship. During his time at USC, Richie served as the senior news editor of Neon Tommy, an online news site covering Southern California. 

Richie won a Society of Professional Journalists national award for his production work on Annenberg Radio News. 

He has experience working internationally as a reporter for the Cape Argus, a daily newspaper in Cape Town, South Africa with an estimated 359,000 readers. 

Before coming to USC, Richie was a host, reporter and producer at Michigan Radio, a public radio station serving 450,000 listeners in southern Michigan. There he won an Edward R. Murrow Award for best news documentary, Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riot

Contact me here:

radcuhon [at] gmail.com