Emmy Statue

Dick Preston


Gold Circle — Inducted in 2018

In his five decades at KRCG 13, Dick Preston has served as a reporter, producer and anchor.

After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and working in Columbia radio, Dick came to KRCG 13 as an announcer and commercial writer. His experience included filling in on the sports and weather desk, and even directing.

After a brief stint with the U.S. Army Reserves, he returned as a reporter and the station’s first weekend anchor. Since then, Dick has anchored the news in every available time period, and has even anchored all five newscasts in a single day.

He has also produced weekly features, special news programming and produced and hosted a weekly news-in-review program.

Currently, Dick co-anchors KRCG 13 Live at Sunrise and anchors and produces KRCG 13 Live at Noon.

His outside activities involve serving in leadership positions in his church as well as leading the boards of the Missouri School of Religion and Riverview Cemetery.

He regularly helps the Red Cross with its day of heroes and enjoys hosting trivia fundraisers.

Dick, his wife Nancy and daughter Anne are all Mizzou Journalism graduates. Dick’s son Andrew is an attorney.