Dr. Rashad Richey’s aggressive and opinionated on-air style led him to being voted
“Best Talk Radio Personality in Atlanta” by readers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
for his weekly midday show on News and Talk 1380-WAOK. Rashad is also the Political/Social
Commentator for The People’s Station V-103, the nations’ largest urban station. When
Rashad is not on radio, he’s on television as the Political Analyst for CBS 46 News
and Peachtree TV Atlanta, where he provides insightful commentary, special reporting
and breakdowns of local and national news. This year, Rashad was nominated for an
Emmy Award for his riveting television news coverage of a small Georgia town still
dealing with the very real effects of racism and systemic segregation.
Rashad is also a regular commentator on MSNBC and Fox national news, providing insightful
commentary on social and political matters. Beyond broadcasting, Rashad serves as
the Chief Editor-At-Large and Sr. Writer for Rolling Out Magazine, which has a national
millennial readership of 2.2 million and is the largest free print urban publication
Recently, Rashad was named Top 40 Under 40 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and one
of Georgia’s most influential people.
Before becoming a media juggernaut, Rashad was employed as the Political Director
and Chief Strategist for the Democratic Party of Georgia. He later became their first
African American lobbyist where he successfully lobbied for increased educational
funding for GA schools, common-sense prison reform and anti-human sex trafficking
laws. Rashad continues to utilize his lobbying expertise as the Chief Lobbyist for
the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and multiple law practices.
Rashad is a noted entrepreneur and investor. His consulting firm, Richey and Richey
Consulting, LLC provides policy related services and solutions to a wide array of
clients. In addition to his politically focused business operations, Breaking Ground
USA, where Rashad serves as Principle, owns and manages multiple companies that total
over one-million dollars in asset value.
As a teenager, Rashad experienced life as a foster child and encountered true despair
during those years, which is why today he tirelessly advocates to improve the lives
of those who are less fortunate. This passion sparked the flame that created The Rashad
Richey Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to mentoring at-risk youth. This
philanthropic work led to Rashad being honored by President Barack Obama with the
Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Rashad has also received various recognitions
and awards from Fulton County, City of Atlanta, GA Secretary of State, The Rice Awards
and many others for excellence in broadcasting and community leadership.
Rashad serves on the Board of Directors for Recover Consultants of Atlanta (a federally
funded drug treatment center and medical clinic) and Children’s Rights (a policy and
legal advocacy organization dedicated to the rights of children). Rashad is also an
active volunteer with STAND, Inc., Liberty Church Mentoring Program and Fulton County
Rashad finished his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Beulah Heights University
and completed studies in Executive Leadership from Cornell University through their
SC College of Business. Rashad earned his doctoral degree from Scofield Graduate School
where his qualitative research focused on The Global Effect of Western Religion on
Politics, Policy and Government. After his dissertation was defended and published,
Rashad accepted a professorial position at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, GA
where he teaches courses in Business and Leadership Studies. Rashad is a noted college
lecturer and now matriculating at Clark Atlanta University obtaining his second doctorate,
this time his research core includes the policy and political analysis of federal
higher education reform.
Rashad strives daily to utilize his platforms to leverage equity for others and is
a proud member of the Atlanta Press Club, American Association of University Professors,
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Atlanta NAACP as well as various
civic groups. Through the years, Rashad has dedicated his life to ensuring that everyone
has a voice, regardless of class, race, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
He also advocates for others who may not have always made the best decisions but strive
to be better people each day. Through political activism, mentoring, community involvement,
leadership development and the power of media, Rashad has seen lives change for the
better, including his own.
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