Rick Blangiardi Bio, Career, Age, Education, Family, Politics and Net Worth

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Who is Rick Blangiardi?

Rick Blangiardi is an American television executive and politician, serving as mayor of Honolulu since 2021.


He started his career as an assistant head coach for the Rainbow Warriors under head coaches Dave Holmes and Larry Price. He was also a defensive coordinate and associate Head coach under Price.

TV Career

Rick left football and joined television in order to be able to raise enough money to take of his family. He was hired at KGMB in 1997 and worked in that station until 1984. After that, he became the vice president and general manager of KIKU now known as KHNL in 1984. Rick worked in that position for a period of five years and left in 1985.

In October 1989, Rick departed Hawaii to be hired as the general manager of KING-TV in Seattle. However, the station was subsequently sold to new owners in February 1992, and he was fired the same year. After he was fired CBS appointed him as vice president of new business.

Furthermore, In 1993, he was named vice president and general manager of San Francisco’s KPIX-TV. After that, he was appointed as president of River City Broadcasting in St. Louis in 1994. The company was later sold to Sinclair Broadcast Group and he became CEO of the Premier Horse Network in 1997.

In addition, Rick has also worked as a  chief operating officer and managing director of the talent firm Brad Marks International in 1999. Moreover, he was later hired by Telemundo to oversee its eight affiliates.

In 2002, he came back to Hawaii as the senior vice president and general manager of KHON-TV and KGMB. Moreover, he worked in the station for four years and left in 2006 after the channel was sold by Emmis Communications. In addition, after the 2008, recession he spearheaded the consolidation of KGMB and KHNl into Hawai News Now.

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A Photo of Rick Blangiardi

How Old Is Rick Blangiardi?

he was born on September, 15th, 1946 and currently, he is aged 74 years old.

Rick Blangiardi Family

Who are His Parents?

He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was raised there in a tenement. However, Rick has managed to keep information about his parent’s names away from the public. In addition, his father was a munitions expert in the United States Navy.

Does He Have Siblings?

Currently, there is no information about his siblings but the information will be updated as soon as possible.

Rick Blangiardi Education

He attended Boston College and after a while, he transferred to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, however, he chose to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After his mother relocated back to Massachusetts, he transferred again and enrolled in Springfield College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physical education and biology in 1969.

Rick Blangiardi Wife

He is married to Karen Chang

Rick Blangiardi Kids

Together with his wife, they have been blessed three children, two sons, and a daughter. in addition he also has three grandchildren.

Political Career

Rick declared his bid to run for the mayoral position in February 2020. He had just retired from television work in January 2020.

Moreover, he received endorsement from different leaders including, Former Republican Governor Linda Lingle. Moreover, he also received endorsement from the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO), the Honolulu Police Department’s police union. Blangiardi won the nonpartisan blanket primary on August 8 with 25.7% of the vote.

During the November general election, he beat Keith Amemiya, with 58.2 % of the votes to 38.8%. after winning the election he took the oath of office on 2nd January 2021.

Rick Blangiardi Height

He stands at a stature of 5fts 8 inch

Rick Blangiardi’s Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be around $ 1 million

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