Alumni Updates

BYU “News Crew” Converges on the Tri-Cities


Robert Roxburgh, Andrea Candrian, Othelle Richards, and Brian Carlson compete for the news, representing three TV stations in the same market, but are friends off the set.

Robert Roxburgh, Andrea Candrian, Othelle Richards, and Brian Carlson compete for the news, representing three TV stations in the same market, but are friends off the set.

When four BYU graduates all landed jobs in the same midsized TV market, they formed an instant bond, even if they did work for competing stations.

“I felt like I kind of had my BYU family,” says Andrea J. Candrian (BA ’04) of discovering other BYU alumni working for Tri-Cities, Wash., TV stations.

Still, “it’s a competition all the time,” says Brian D. Carlson (BA ’04).

Robert T. Roxburgh (BA ’04) is a morning anchor, while Candrian, Carlson, and Othello L. Richards III (BA ’03) are reporters. Candrian, Carlson, and Richards also attend the same singles branch of the Church of Jesus Christ, where they’re called the “news crew.”