Raymond Hawkes

Raymond Hawkes joined the CBS 6 News Team in June 2008, but has worked at CBS 6 since November 2005. He serves as a Beat the Traffic reporter and also covers live events around Richmond.

Raymond is a native of Richmond, Virginia and fell in love with television when he was in the 4th grade - after being interviewed by former CBS 6 reporter Michael Ford. After graduating from Monacan High School in Chesterfield County, he continued his education at Virginia Union University where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication.

While attending VUU he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, "The VUU Informer". He also worked on the university radio station 88.1FM, "The Voice," as a disc jockey and reported for VUU's Camera One, a student-run broadcast for PBS.

When not on-air, Raymond runs the night-side assignment desk which is responsible for assisting in development, planning and follow up of all possible stories for CBS 6 News and runs the daily afternoon story meeting, supplying a list of stories for our reporters, photographers and producers.

In his spare time, you can find Raymond reading a good book, working out, taking in the sights and sounds of Richmond's nightlife, hanging out with family and friends. Raymond loves hearing from viewers, so feel free to email him with exciting news stories at rhawkes@wtvr.com.

Recent Articles

  • UPDATE: Driver faces slew of charges after multiple crashes on Midlothian

    Posted on: 11:08 am, April 2, 2014, by , and , updated on: 05:49pm, April 2, 2014

    Officers took a 26-year-old man into custody after a wild scene on Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County.
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    Midlothian Chase 02
  • Missing Prince George man found safe

    Posted on: 12:24 pm, March 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:01am, March 24, 2014

    Family members told CBS 6 that William Clatterbuck was last seen at the Citgo gas station in the 3800 block of Carter Road.
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    William Clatterbuck
  • Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could spur air safety changes

    Posted on: 1:05 am, March 22, 2014, by

    Beijing-bound Flight 370 disappeared two weeks ago with 239 aboard

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    Malaysia Missing Jetliner MH370 Search
  • HOLMBERG: Richmond couple finds happiness against tough odds

    Posted on: 12:30 am, March 22, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:00am, March 24, 2014

    We heard from, and about, several people. Among them, Anne and Bob Reinhardt, high school sweethearts now ready to retire.
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    Mark Couple
  • AAA service worker watches on in horror as motorist dies roadside

    Posted on: 11:34 pm, September 27, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:06am, September 29, 2013

    Just out of his truck, a AAA roadside service worker was talking with a motorist who had called for service when tragedy struck.
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  • INFO: NASCAR races will impact traffic around RIR

    Posted on: 6:43 am, September 5, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:44am, September 5, 2013

    Traffic is revving up at Richmond International Raceway this weekend with not one but two races scheduled.
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  • Chesterfield JROTC instructor charged with buying alcohol in deadly hit-and-run case

    Posted on: 11:39 pm, August 23, 2013, by

    Two and a half months after a deadly hit-and-run accident the picture of what happened that night is becoming clearer.
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  • Goochland murder at Busy Bee Realty unsolved after decade

    Posted on: 11:44 pm, August 16, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:41am, August 17, 2013

    Whoever stormed into Busy Bee Realty ten years and fatally shot real estate agent Joan Weigelhofer is still walking around free.
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  • Chris Brown ordered to do 1,000 hours community labor, probation reinstated

    Posted on: 11:26 pm, August 16, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:27pm, August 16, 2013

    Chris Brown must do "community labor" doing graffiti or beach clean-up or other tasks

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    Chris Brown Probation
  • HOLMBERG: Modern skateboarder with old-fashioned values saves cop big trouble

    Posted on: 12:00 am, August 3, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:57am, August 5, 2013

    Tim Crawford is a 17-year-old Richmonder with some refreshingly old-fashioned values.
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  • Police work new leads, but 7-year-old boy’s killer remains mystery

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, July 19, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:06am, July 20, 2013

    Police have narrowed the search area for the triggerman from a mile to mile-and-a-half radius around Sunday Park.
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  • HOLMBERG: From porn shop to taco shop, a Boulevard eyesore has been transformed.

    Posted on: 11:12 pm, July 12, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:31am, July 15, 2013

    En Su Boca will open next week.
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