Articles by Rich Garton
- 'It’s a wonderful thing': Tens of thousands attend Art in the Park
- 'Enough is enough': Province-wide rally to protest Ford government
- Defence concludes closing summations in Windsor murder trial
- 'Like a house of cards': Defence for accused in murder trial begin closing summations
- Detroit Grand Prix track nearly ready with minimal disruption to traffic
- Lauzon Parkway tops CAA's annual 'worst roads' list for southwestern Ontario
- 'Get the deal done': City, county leaders unite in plea to secure NextStar Energy battery plant
- 'We are committed to the original deal': Federal government remains confident regarding Windsor battery plant negotiations
- 'It cannot happen': Windsor leaders fight to ensure all components of NextStar Energy battery plant remain in Windsor
- 'Next few days': Feds and Stellantis/LG inching closer to finalizing Windsor EV battery plant deal
Rich Garton was born and raised in Oakville before leaving home to attend the University of Windsor. After completing a double major in communications and political science in the Rose City, Rich made the trip down the 401 to London to earn his Master of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Western Ontario.
When school came to an end, Rich returned to make Windsor home, marry his wife, Hannah, and pursue a career in news broadcasting. Shortly thereafter, in 2009, he landed at CHWI and has been a writer, videographer and reporter ever since.
Rich’s favourite part of the job is reaching out, meeting people and telling their stories every day. “Whether it’s about someone whose home has been devastated by a tornado or a group of special needs children learning to ride bikes for the first time, the stories we tell are about people’s lives changing in some way. And it’s a special feeling to be involved.”
In his spare time, Rich enjoys running, watching movies, reading and playing (or arguing about) pretty much any sport you challenge him to. He hopes one day he may get to celebrate a Stanley Cup victory wearing the blue and white on Yonge Street in Toronto… but he isn’t holding his breath.