Sports Reporter Rich Walsh Out at WPXI


By Merrill Knox Comment

rich walshPittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI has not renewed sports reporter Rich Walsh’s contract. Walsh was told his position was eliminated due to a “budget issue,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

“While we don’t have any plans to announce a replacement, our commitment to covering Pittsburgh sports won’t diminish,” WPXI VP-GM told the Post-Gazette. “In this world of ever-expanding technology and delivery platforms, broadcasters have to sometimes hit the ‘pause’ button and re-evaluate where they have their people and resources.That’s in essence what we are doing. Rich is a terrific talent and has been a valuable team member. We’re going to miss him.”

Before joining WPXI in 2005, Walsh anchored sports at WTRF in Wheeling, West Virginia.