Ricki Wertz TV Host

Ricki Wertz (born 1935) is a television personality from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an alumna of La Roche College. In 1958 she hosted a popular children's morning program, Comedy Time. In 1959 that show was renamed Ricki & Copper when Ricki's dog, Copper, joined the cast. The show continued to be broadcast until 1969. From 1965 to 1982 she also hosted Junior High Quiz on Sunday afternoons. Junior High Quiz showcased two teams of eighth grade students from local junior high schools. The students had to answer a series of questions to score points for their teams. The quiz show was sponsored by Pittsburgh National Bank (in fact, the scoreboard was shaped like the bank's old triangular logo). Both Ricki & Copper and Junior High Quiz were broadcast on WTAE-TV Channel 4. Ricki Wertz moved to WQED-TV Channel 13 in 1982. There she hosted a documentary series, Chemical People, which focused on drug-addicted persons, and Project Literacy U.S., another documentary addressing literacy in the USA.

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Date of birth
United States of America


1. La Roche College Colleges/University

La Roche College is a private college in McCandless, a suburb of Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1963 by the Sisters of Divine Providence as a Roman Catholic college and now sits on an 80-acre (320,000 m) campus in McCandless. The current president, Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., was installed in 2004 and replaced the previous president, Monsignor William Kerr. Recent additions to the school include the Kerr Fitness and Sports Center in 1993 and new residence halls, Bold I and II, in 1997 and 2003, respectively.

Type Private university
Institution colors
9000 Babcock Boulevard, 15237 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2010. 1,292
2009. 1,230
2010. 124
Acceptance rate
2010. 46.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 21.6 K $
Official web page www.laroche.edu
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