Maurice Richardson Jr.
Flowery Branch, GA
Maurice Richardson Jr. started his television career as a junior in college. Maurice worked for Fox 40 WDBD-TV in Jackson, Mississippi as a Sports Reporter. Prior to that, he was a sports intern at Fox 40. In addition, Maurice has written for different newspaper companies. After graduating from college, Maurice began working in the National Football League (NFL). Currently, he is a Digital Video Seasonal Assistant with the Atlanta Falcons. Before joining the Atlanta Falcons, Maurice was a Digital Media Intern with the Carolina Panthers during the 2012 NFL season.
Maurice graduated cum laude from Jackson State University in 2012, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Recreation Administration. While in college, he was the Sports Director for Jackson State University closed-circuit campus television station JSUTV22. Maurice created the first ever football halftime show for JSUTV22 and had the opportunity in 2011 to do freelance reporting for ESPNU Campus Connection. During his sophomore year, he was the Sports Editor for the school newspaper, The Blue and White Flash. Also, he worked for the school radio station WJSU FM 88.5.
Maurice is an award-winning sports journalist who has accomplished a lot so far. He was awarded First Place in the radio college/university division from the Mississippi Associated Press for "Best Sportscast, "Best Feature Story," and "Best Newscast." He was awarded Third Place in the television college/university division from the Mississippi Associated Press for "Best Sportscast," and "Best Newscast." In 2011, he was recognized for his excellent writing skills from the Mississippi Press Association for "Best Sports Story," on Jackson State University sweeps Southern University. In 2009, he was named Mr. National Association of Black Journalists for the Jackson State University chapter.
Maurice was born in Atlanta, Georgia where he enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, and football growing up.
He is a member of National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists, AlphKappa Mu (Academic Honor Society), and Phi Epsilon Kappa (Physical Education and Recreation Fraternity).
In his spare time, Maurice enjoys doing community service, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and visiting new resta