Dr. Rashad Richey’s aggressive and opinionated on-air style led him to being voted “Best Talk Radio Personality in Atlanta” by readers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his weekly midday show on News and Talk 1380-WAOK. Rashad is also the Political/Social Commentator for The People’s Station V-103, the nations’ largest urban station.
When Rashad is not on radio, he’s on television as the daily Political Analyst for CBS 46 News and Peachtree TV Atlanta, where he provides insightful commentary, special reporting and breakdowns of local, national and international news; his political commentaries are often picked up by local news affiliates across the country. Beyond broadcasting, Rashad serves as the Chief Editor-At-Large and Sr. Writer for Rolling Out Magazine, which has a national millennial readership of 1.8 million.
Before becoming a media juggernaut, Rashad was employed as the Political Director and Chief Strategist for the Democratic Party of Georgia. He later became their first African-American lobbyist where he successfully lobbied for increased educational funding for GA schools, common-sense prison reform and anti-human sex trafficking laws. Rashad continues to utilize his lobbying expertise as the Chief Lobbyist for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and multiple law practices. He remains politically active through his advocacy firm, Richey and Richey Consulting, LLC,; his client list reads like a “who’s who” in Georgia politics.
As a teenager, Rashad experienced life as a foster child and encountered true despair during those years, that’s why today he tirelessly advocates to improve the lives of those who are less fortunate. This passion sparked the flame that created The Rashad Richey Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to mentoring at-risk youth. This philanthropic work led to Rashad being honored by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Rashad has also received various recognitions and awards from Fulton County, City of Atlanta, GA Secretary of State, The Rice Awards and many others for excellence in broadcasting and community leadership.
finished his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Beulah Heights University and completed studies in Executive Leadership from Cornell University through their SC College of Business. Rashad earned his doctoral degree from Scofield Graduate School where his qualitative research focused on The Global Affect of Western Religion on Politics, Policy and Government. After his dissertation was defended and published, Rashad accepted a professorial position at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, GA where he teaches courses in Business and Leadership Studies. Rashad is now matriculating at Clark Atlanta University obtaining his second doctorate, this time in Education.
continues to serve on the board of directors for a litany of organizations throughout Georgia including a full-service medical clinic and multiple nonprofits, fighting for those who deserve a voice. He strives daily to utilize his platforms to leverage justice and equity for others.
is a proud member of the Atlanta Press Club, American Association of University Professors, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Atlanta NAACP as well as various civic groups. Through the years, Rashad has dedicated his life to ensuring that everyone has a voice, regardless of class, race, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation. He also advocates for others who may not have always made the best decisions, but strive to be better people each day. Through political activism, mentoring, community involvement, leadership development and the power of media, Rashad has seen lives change for the better, including his own.