Rich Coppola has been a part of FOX61 since March of 1989, working as the station’s Sports Director.
An East Haven, Connecticut native, Rich began his broadcasting career in radio at KC 101 in New Haven. From there, he continued his career working as a field producer for ESPN and then as a sportscaster at the NBC affiliate in Springfield, Mass.
In addition to preparing and delivering nightly sportscasts for the FOX61 5 p.m. News and the News at 10 p.m., Rich also anchors The Comcast Sports Desk Powered By Xfinity, Connecticut’s only prime-time weekend sports wrap-up program which airs locally Saturdays and Sundays at 10:45 pm. The show has been nominated on several occasions for a New England Emmy Award.
On eight occasions, including 2012, Rich has been honored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) as the winner of the Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year. In 1991 and 1997, he won the Associated Press Award for best sportscast.
Rich is a graduate of the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. Rich and his wife Sue have a daughter.