Richarh created Channel 27 News & Entertainment in June of 2017, because Grant County did not have its own news station, and the community had been crying out for unbiased news that would represent the people. Richarh’s goal is to use Channel 27 as a way to inform, educate, and entertain Grant County residents.
Since starting Channel 27, Richarh has become more active in the community.
He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels, he’s on the Board of Directors for the Visually and Hearing Impaired, and he is also a member of the Economic Vitality Committee for Main Street Marion.
Aside from the news, Richarh aims to keep Channel 27’s audience entertained through more creative projects, including comedy skits, documentaries, web series, and, eventually, film.
Reporter, Community Outreach Coordinator
Ashley Lopez has been with Channel 27 News since October of 2018. She also became a court appointed child advocate in 2018 and has since continued to advocate for children and families in Grant County through Channel 27 as Community Outreach Coordinator. She’s also a sponsor for the Guardians of the Children (Hanging Rock Chapter) since 2018.
Ashley moved to Gas City in 2013 and has been active in the community ever since. She volunteers her time coaching youth softball for Ole Miss Youth Sports; she’s the President of All Along The Spectrum (Autism and Special Needs Support); and she’s also the Founder of the Skylea Carmack Memorial Foundation.
Ashley says, “If a child is in need, I’m going to do everything I can to help.”
She is grateful to be a part of Channel 27 and proud of Richarh Tyson for everything he has done and accomplished. “I’ve learned so much from him. He’s an amazing and talented person. I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to work with him and the entire Channel 27 team.”
Chaylee N. Brock
Chaylee started working with Channel 27 News in January of 2020. She has lived in Grant County her entire life and graduated from Eastbrook High School in 2008. Following high school, she attended Ball State University, graduating in 2013 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a concentration in creative writing.
During her time at BSU, Chaylee worked as a short fiction editor for Ball State’s literary magazine, The Broken Plate, and she continued her work as a literary editor on a freelance basis after leaving school.
Chaylee says she never planned on working in news, however, she loves the work she does for Channel 27 news, and she’s grateful for the opportunity to use her skills and talents in a way that helps her community.