Sunday, May 8th, 2016

After working as the weekend sports anchor for WRICTV, 8NEWS here in Richmond for almost two years I am reminded of how fortunate I am to be in this position. Many years ago I was a student at Riverside, struggling to adjust to my dyslexia and ADD, a process that even to this day continues in each situation I face. What I have now that has stayed with me in life is confidence. I’m incredibly confident, and I can face any obstacle (or word in the case of the teleprompter) when reporting to the many viewers in our area.


The one on one attention and backing to be yourself, to embrace who you are, have all translated well in the world of broadcasting. I recently spoke to the students at Riverside on my time at the school. I reminded them of this approach to their education, each lesson they learn they must take it with confidence and an open mind. They walked away very excited for the next challenge they faced. That’s what makes Riverside special, we may not be the best, but we give our best in everything we do.


Chip Brierre
Riverside Alumnus
Sports Anchor, 8NEWS


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