Matt Richmond comes to Binghamton's WSKG, a WRVO partner station in the Innovation Trail consortium, from South Sudan, where he worked as a stringer for Bloomberg, and freelanced for Radio France International, Voice of America, and German Press Agency dpa. He has worked with KQED in Los Angeles, Cape Times in Cape Town, South Africa, and served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon. Matt's masters in journalism is from the Annenberg School for Communication at USC.
The City of Akron, Ohio, has imposed a curfew overnight in response to growing tensions and protests after police shot and killed 25-year-old Jayland Walker in an attempted traffic stop.
Black motorist Jayland Walker was shot dozens of times last week by police in Akron, Ohio. Outrage has roiled the city, as protesters call for police officers to be held accountable.
The Cleveland Browns ended their nearly two-decade drought in the playoffs with a win over the Steelers. The Browns will play the Steelers again next week.
In response to a 0-16 season, Cleveland Browns fans will hold a Perfect Season Parade on Saturday. The plan was first hatched during the 2016 season, but derailed after a late-season win.