ABOUT ME

 I am a native of Michigan City, Indiana. Born on June 15, 1953. Currently I live in Atlanta, Georgia and spend my time teaching English Language Arts at the SAE School, a Project Based Learning private/independent school located in Mableton, Georgia. I spent the in between time as a student athlete. Eventually earning a basketball scholarship at Illinois State University, where I majored in Criminal Justice and Broadcast Journalism. I was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 1975 NBA college player draft. I instead returned to Illinois State to complete my undergraduate degree.  I spent my entire adult working life as a broadcast journalist, anchoring news and sports at television stations WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh, New York, and WJTV-TV and WAPT-TV in Jackson, Ms..  My television career has taken me from Bloomington, Illinois, to Plattsburgh, New York, and 25 years in Jackson, Ms. I unsuccessfully ran for political office during my time in Jackson. I lost the race for Mayor in 2005 and again in 2009. Disappointed, but never discouraged, my experiences in the political area opened my eyes to a whole new world. I write about those experiences in my book Swagger, The Life And Times Of Rick Whitlow. I think you would find it a very interesting read on many levels. I have two grown children Eric, and Candace. Both have evolved in to incredible adults. I am extremely proud of both. Life has been a wonderful journey, filled with mostly great people, in great places, doing really great things. My only regret is that I wish I had been more generous with my space and time, but it's still not too late to share a little of both with everyone. This website was developed and designed with that in mind so I hope you will visit often. Feel free to leave me a message via my contact tab. I will personally respond to everyone. Thanks again. Enjoy your visit.

 

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