J.B. Ricks is a sports anchor with Spectrum News. Prior to his arrival in the Tar Heel State, he spent 2+ years covering sports in New York City for another cable affiliate. He spent his previous 3 years working for WJRT in Flint, Michigan where he covered the Pistons, Lions, Tigers & Red Wings along with Michigan and Michigan State Athletics.
J.B. is no stranger to the South. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and the majority of his family still resides in that area. However, he is a native of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. He bleeds Green & White and is an avid Lakers, Lions & 49ers fan. He pursued an opportunity with Spectrum News during the fall of 2011 and has never looked back.
He is in love with the opportunities to cover the 'Tobacco Road' teams along with a little Panthers and Bobcats sprinkled in between. The warm winters and 'Southern Hospitality' has given him a home he is more than comfortable with and he looks forward to the future in North Carolina.