Rich Kurz is the News Director for the NBC affiliate KWQC in Davenport, Iowa . Since 2006 Kurz has been executive producer and special projects manager for KGW Portland, Ore., where he oversaw a number of daily newscasts as well as the station’s investigative efforts and political content
From 1999 to 2006, he was a producer for KGW and from 1997 to 1999, he was a producer at KGUN Tucson, Ariz. Rich began his career as a copy editor at WTTG Washington. Kurz has won numerous peer awards including the Associated Press Television and Radio Association 2013 Mark Twain Award and a 2012 Regional EMMY® for Best News Special. He is a past recipient of the David Kaplan Fellowship with ABC News.
Rich is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and he has a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism.