Rich Desrosiers graduated from Lorain High School, then earned a degree in Mass Media and Communications from the University of Akron.
He started his journalism career at the Canton Repository as a sportswriter and page designer. After nine years at the Rep, he moved on to the Akron Beacon Journal, where he served 21 years, responsible for Metro and Business news. 
Returning to the Repository, Rich served as the Executive Editor for almost five years. During his tenure there, the Rep was selected for the General Excellence Award for outstanding journalism each of those years.
For the past 20 months, Rich has served as the Vice President of Communications & Public Relations for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Rich is also a graduate of the 30th Class of the Signature Program of Leadership Stark County in 2017.