Wright worked as a full-time reporter for WRIC TV8 in Richmond, VA, a position he started immediately following the completion of his final college course in 2005.
In July of 2008, he accepted a job to help start up the local news operations for the CW West Palm in West Palm Beach, FL.
Wright became the lead reporter for the 10:00 PM newscast, and later the 6:30 newscast when the station reworked schedules, reporting on stories from Broward and Palm Beach Counties as well as the Treasure Coast. In addition to his role as reporter, he was the newsroom manager. He led a small team of video journalists and reporters, making assignments and coordinating local content with the producer, anchors and the technical director, all of whom were based in Salt Lake City at the CW's sister station KUTV.
In February of 2010, Wright began working with Sunshine State News, an online political news operation based in Tallahassee Florida. He assisted in some of the initial set up of the company at their Tallahassee, FL offices, helped manage a small staff of reporters and did his own video and written reports on statewide political news.
- “Alumni Updates.” Comms Alumni Magazine. Brigham Young University. 2007:33.