Rick Earle is a Target 11 Investigator for Channel 11 News. Rick arrived at Channel 11 in August of 1994 as the Westmoreland County Bureau Chief. In September of 2002, Rick began work with the Target 11 Investigative Team.
Rick was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in mass communication. He started his journalism career on his high school newspaper and worked in radio during college. Rick's first job in television was at WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina. He also worked at WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama, before coming to Pittsburgh. Rick is married with five children.
In 1994, Rick received the Associated Press Award for "Best Spot News" for his coverage of a deadly Palm Sunday tornado. He was involved in the coverage of the Flight 93 crash in Somerset County on September 11th, 2001, and the award-winning coverage of the rescue at Quecreek Mine.
Rick says, "I work very hard to make sure the stories I cover are accurate, fair, and balanced. It's something I take very seriously."