Richard Hake Wiki – Richard Hake Bio
Richard Hake, Longtime WNYC host, and journalist And the first voice heard most days by many loyal New York listeners on the station’s “Morning Edition,” passed away suddenly Friday at his home. He was 51.
Richard Hake Age
He was 51 years old.
Richard Hake Family
Hake, the son of an NYPD detective in the Bronx, worked previously 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.
Richard Hake Education
Hake, a Fordham University graduate who joined WNYC in 1992, adeptly covered a wide range of stories from breaking news to documentaries to features — and most everything in between. His work was heard both locally and nationally via NPR, and Hake was a familiar voice during on-air fundraisers and as a fill-in for his colleagues.
Hake graduated from Fordham University and got his start at WNYC when he was still a student.
Richard Hake Work & Career
Richard worked at WNYC for almost 30 years as a host, reporter, and producer. He was an extraordinary broadcaster and journalist, passionate about excellence and proud to serve our audience. We will remember it very warmly. We know this incredibly difficult news is made even more challenging by our inability to be together in person. The newsroom is planning a tribute to celebrate Richard’s incredible legacy.
For all of us on New York Public Radio and in the WNYC listening community, Richard was one of the first voices we heard every morning. As the host of the Morning Edition, he brought us the news, welcomed the new day, and helped us prepare for what was to come. It was the position he always wanted, and he worked very hard to get there. He loved to say that he “woke up New York,” and brought listeners the same warmth and generosity 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,” New York Public Radio President and CEO Goli Sheikholeslami said in the statement.
Hake was a host of WNYC’s Morning Edition, and his work was broadcast on nationally syndicated shows like Weekend Edition and All Things Considered.
“He was the guy we could throw into the studio with a moment’s notice to try and divine the facts of a moving situation and impart that information to our listeners. That is a remarkable, remarkable skill,” said Nancy Solomon, a WNYC editor who worked with Hake on Morning Edition.
Richard Hake Death & Cause
WNYC confirmed the news in a statement sent to newsroom staff. Hake’s family told the station that he died of natural causes.