Rich Gould is the dean of St. Louis sportscasters and the longest running Sports Director in St. Louis television history, starting at KPLR-TV in August, 1987. Rich was involved with St. Louis Cardinals baseball broadcasts from 1987 – 2006 doing color, interviews, and fill in play-by-play. He has called three “Braggin’ Rights” games between Mizzou and Illinois, did television basketball play-by-play for St. Louis Billikens basketball, St. Louis Blues hockey and Ambush indoor soccer.
Rich was one of the pioneers of sports talk radio in St. Louis and continues to anchor KPLR News 11 sports nightly. He also developed the ground breaking “Fan Show”.
With the exception of two years in Sacramento as Sports Director of KRBK (1985-1987), Rich has made Missouri home. He’s a graduate of Branson High School (1974), Evangel College, Springfield with a B.S. degree in journalism and minor in English (1979) and has worked as weekend sports anchor at KOLR Springfield (1978-80) and sports director WGEM Quincy/Hannibal (1980-1985). In college, Rich was Sports editor of the Branson Beacon and did play-by-play for regional football and basketball on local radio.
Rich is married to wife Patty since 1981, has three daughters (Katie, Jill, Kelly,) and his hobbies include golf, guitar, and singing.