Meet Our Staff

Chris Richardson

President & General Manager
crichardson@hometownnewsbuzz.com

Chris was a 1998 graduate of Pike Central High School

Chris has worked with Dreamweaver Photography, Advertising, and Talent, Inc. as an extra and actor.
He attended Everest College in Arlington, VA and graduated in 2007 with a Homeland Security degree.  During the time Chris was attending college he enrolled into the Mississippi State University Meteorology Online Degree Program.  He graduated in the Spring on 2013.

He has worked with the cable access channel since early 2000, which he became President and General Manager of Hometown News and HTN NewWave 21 in 2011 and has been here ever since.

Chris has had a passion for weather since he was 8 years old and has followed his dream in becoming a Meteorologist.

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Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson

President & General Manager

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Sabrina Westfall

Operations Director & News Director
swestfall@hometownnewsbuzz.com
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Sabrina Westfall

Sabrina Westfall

Operations Director & News Director

Dustin James

Internet Content Manager & Social Media Director
dfuller@hometownnewsbuzz.com

Dustin James is from Vincennes and graduated from Vincennes Lincoln High School in 2009. After high school, he studied Broadcasting at Vincennes University.
His first job in media came shortly out of high school. He worked for The Original Company Inc. from August 2009 to August of 2012.

Dustin joined Hometown News in August of 2012 as a news producer and director. Dustin also called several sporting events for the station when in this role. Dustin left in April of 2013 to pursue other interests.

In June of 2014, Dustin was brought back on at Hometown News as their Internet Content Manager and Social Media Director. His job is to engage with you through our social media sites as well as keep hometownnewsbuzz.com and the rest of the Hometown News and Media sites in check.

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Dustin James

Dustin James

Internet Content Manager & Social Media Director

Kerry Dean

Chief Meteorologist
kdean@hometownnewsbuzz.com

Chief Meteorologist at Hometown News & Media &; Consultant at Sapiens Consulting Weathercaster at WTVW-TV

Past:  Weathercaster at WTVW Weathercaster at WTWO Director, design, producer at WVUT/WVUB Education: Sussex University Indiana University Bloomington Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London Indiana State University Vincennes University Specialties:Weathercaster, science reporting, host, live programs, publishing, public relations, consulting, project design.

Experience: Chief Meteorologist Hometown News & Media November 2012 – Present (1 Year 8 months)Nationwide Consultant Sapiens Consulting October 2006 – Present (6 years 10 months) Work as media, news, weather consultant, and freelance. Weathercaster WTVW-TV Public Company; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry September 1991 – Present (21 years 11 months) Daily Forecats 6 and 11pm Weathercaster WTVW Public Company; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry 1987 – 2006 (19 years) Weathercaster WTWO February 1977 – February 1994 (17 years 1 month) Director, Design, Producer WVUT/WVUB May 1975 – 1976 (1 year) Doc on 100 years of US and Vincennes University

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Kerry Dean

Kerry Dean

Chief Meteorologist