Rick Abbott is an award-winning reporter, photographer and videographer based in St. Paul, Minn.
Rick started his career at WDAZ-TV, an ABC affiliate in Grand Forks, N.D., while in high school, starting in 2005 as a production assistant. He held positions as an associate producer, production director and web producer during his seven years at the station.
A graduate from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Mass Communications, Rick held several internships while in the Fargo-Moorhead area during college. Starting as a writer and photographer at the Arts Partnership in 2014, Rick also completed a writing and photography internship at the High Plains Reader, an alternative weekly newspaper, producing several front-page features and news articles. During his last semester at MSUM, he spent eight months as a public relations/research intern at the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, contributing writing, photography, graphic design and social media management.
After graduating, Rick joined The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, the largest daily newspaper in North Dakota, as a digital content producer. He transitioned to a full-time reporter position, and was a first place co-winner for the breaking news reporting award from the Minnesota Newspaper Association in 2016. Rick was part of the reporting team that covered the fatal shooting of a Fargo police officer in early 2016.
Rick continues to expand his freelance photography in the Twin Cities and is always looking for creative opportunities, whether it be collaboration or contract work. Contact him here.