Richard J. Yedlicka



Richard Yedlicka has been with 10TV for more than a decade.

Prior to his time at WBNS-TV, Yedlicka worked at City Cable 104, a cable station in his hometown of Florissant, Mo.  He then spent 2 years in Champaign, Ill., working for WICD-TV.  There, he worked with Maureen Kocot, who is now at 10TV.

Yedlicka said he captured some of the best video in his career when he was assigned to work a story on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier returning from Bosnia.  He said he and his reporter flew out to the carrier in the Mid-Atlantic and rode in the ship all the way in to port. 

In 1999, Yedlicka joined 10TV's Chuck Strickler in St. Louis to cover Pope John Paul II's visit.  "That was a very intense shoot, but very spiritually rewarding," Yedlicka said.

Being creative is what drives Yedlicka.  He said he enjoys getting different stories to shoot and thinking about creative ways to shoot and edit them.

"I feel like what I'm doing is not only telling a story but also capturing history," Yedlicka said.

While he's away from work, Yedlicka enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

2006:  Ohio News Photographers Association/first and second place, first-quarter clip contest.  Spot news category.
2004:  Society of Professional Journalists/second place, "Dirty Muskingum River."
1996:  WICD-TV employee of the month for April 1996 tornado coverage in which Yedlicka caught a tornado and all its damage on tape.

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