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Courtesy of Al Torres Photography


Vanessa Richardson is the sideline reporter for Houston Rockets broadcasts on Space City Home Network, Houston's regional sports network. She also hosts a weekly feature show, Rockets All Access, and fills in as a host and reporter for Houston Astros broadcasts.  

She has served as a sports talk host and NFL reporter for the ESPN Radio affiliate in Houston, and spent two years as a sports anchor/reporter for the NBC affiliate in Houston. She's covered racing on NBC Sports Network, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, MLB All Star weekend, the Indy 500, and more. 

Prior to landing in Houston, Vanessa worked in Cincinnati for two years covering news and sports for the NBC affiliate. A 2017 University of Indianapolis graduate, she got her start as a college student covering the Colts and the Indy 500 for an FM radio station. While in college, she also served as the in-arena host for the Indiana Pacers, and spent time as the sports correspondent for the nationally syndicated "Bob and Tom Show."

Her true passion is telling exciting human interest stories that go way beyond highlights and stats, be it in the studio or on the sideline.

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