Richard Hake Biography – Richard Hake Wiki
Richard Hake was a radio host, reporter, and producer at WNYC since 1992. His work was heard both nationally and locally on the NPR programs, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered and On The Media. He was regularly heard during on air fundraisers and as fill in host for various WNYC shows, according to his bio on WNYC website.
He previously worked on WFUV-FM as morning drive newscaster and reporter. He also covered stories for The BBC, The Associated Press, WBGO-FM, WOR-AM, WCBS-AM and United Press International. He also hosted the MTV Neworks’ LOGO program “The Advocate Newsmagazine.”
Over the years, his work was recognized by the Associated Press Broadcasters Association, The Society of Professional Journalists, The New York Press Club, The Society of the Silurians and The National Federation of Community Broadcasters, according to the New York Daily News.
Richard Hake Age
Richard Hake April 24, 2020. He was 51 years old.
Richard Hake Family
According to Richard Hake’s obituary in the New York Daily News, he is survived by parents Richard Hake and Joy Colombo, stepfather Joseph Colombo, sister Christine Hake, brothers Ryan and Jack Hake, nephew Cameron Tucci, and niece Kiera Tucci.
Richard Hake Death
Richard Hake passed away suddenly at his home in Manhattan on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the age of 51. The president and CEO of New York Public Radio announced Richard Hake’s death in the following statement to the NYPR staff:
“It’s with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that our beloved colleague and friend Richard Hake passed away suddenly on Friday [April 24, 2020] at home. We are in touch with his family, and the exact cause of death hasn’t yet been determined*.
“For all of us at New York Public Radio and in WNYC’s listening community, Richard was one of the first voices we heard every morning. As the host of Morning Edition, he brought us the news, welcomed the new day, and helped us get ready for whatever lay ahead. It was the position he always wanted, and he worked very hard to get there. He loved to say he “woke up New York,” and he brought the same warmth and generosity to listeners that he shared with his colleagues every day.
“Richard worked at WNYC for nearly 30 years as a host, reporter, and producer. He was an extraordinary broadcaster and journalist who had a passion for excellence and who took great pride in serving our audience. We will remember him very warmly.
“We know this incredibly difficult news is made only more challenging by our inability to be together in person. The newsroom is planning a tribute to celebrate Richard’s incredible legacy.”
Richard Hake Cause of Death
Richard Hake died of natural causes, according to WNYC.