Richie Mills is a Sports reporter and Anchor for WGNO Channel 26 News in New Orleans, La. Mills was born and raised in Chalmette, La.
He and his family were forced to evacuate to McComb, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans metro area in 2005. Mills would remain in McComb, graduating from Parklane Academy in 2011.
He enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in the Fall of 2011 to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Communications. While at Southeastern, Mills was a reporter-anchor-producer for “Northshore News” and “The Big Game” for the award-winning Southeastern Channel, winning national honors from the Videographer awards and the Regional mark of Excellence honors from the Society of Professional Journalists.
His first television job after graduating from Southeastern in 2015 was at KATC Channel 3 news in Lafayette, La. where he served as a Morning Show Producer for “Good Morning Acadiana” while filling in as a Sports and News Reporter for the station when needed. In 2016, his morning newscast won 2nd place in the Associated Press Louisiana-Mississippi Broadcasters competition.
In 2018, Mills was hired as a News Reporter for KTBS Channel 3 News in Shreveport, La. as the station’s East Texas Correspondent. Later that year, he was hired as Morning Show Producer here at WGNO Channel 26 news in New Orleans, assuming the role of Sports Reporter and Anchor in February.