When an accident pierced Rick Walker’s left eye as a child, doctors said he would be blind in that eye, and probably would lose most of his sight in the right eye because of an infection. However, his sight remained in tact and he now has a successful career in television and radio.
The Richland adjunct journalism faculty member of 10 years earned an associate’s degree in applied arts/ science from Richland College in 1986 and a bachelor’s degree in radio, TV, and film from the University of North Texas in 1991. Rick also earned a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in communication.
Rick is a recipient of 34 national, regional, and local awards for “Excellence in Broadcasting.” He also has extensive public speaking experience, which started when he was 13 and traveled to Indonesia to speak to village churches for three months. Overall, Rick’s public speaking experience includes international travel – addressing crowds as large as 250,000.
Professionally, he is represented by the Thomas Agency as an actor and has appeared in dozens of commercials and TV shows. Rick currently hosts two cable TV broadcasts called “College Television” and “Richland Television.” He also hosts and produces Powertalk on 89.7 FM in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.
For the past eight years, Rick has been the youth director at New Life Fellowship Church and has done mission work in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. He’s also a member of the Advisory Board for Livingway Church in Garland, TX.