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

  • Police scour Chesterfield neighborhood for clues in 7-year-old’s death

    Posted on: 11:01 pm, July 12, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:24am, July 15, 2013

    Chesterfield police and federal agents hit the streets around Sunday Park in Brandermill
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  • 1 killed, 8 injured after another blast at chemical plant

    Posted on: 12:41 am, June 15, 2013, by

    The explosion comes a day after a chemical plant blast in the area killed two people.

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    Explosion at nitrogen plant
  • Paid leave lets dads build parenting foundation

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, June 14, 2013, by , updated on: 10:57pm, June 14, 2013

    Fathers say paternity leave lets them bond with newborns

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    Paid leave lets dads build parenting foundation
  • Truck gets stuck under bridge

    Posted on: 11:35 pm, June 7, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:07am, June 8, 2013

    Friday morning, Henrico police shut down traffic at Darbytown and Oakland roads after a trucker got stuck.
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  • Heavy rain from Andrea snarls traffic in New Kent

    Posted on: 11:24 pm, June 7, 2013, by and

    Rain steady all day, causing problems for drivers and homeowners.
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  • HOLMBERG: What’s up with the ‘Eat At Home’ stickers and spray paint?

    Posted on: 11:23 pm, June 7, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:55pm, June 8, 2013

    Perhaps you, like me, like a good mystery. If you know the ending to this one, please share it here on WTVR.com.
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  • Court set to rule on race in college admissions

    Posted on: 10:11 pm, June 7, 2013, by

    Supreme Court looks at case asking if admissions policies violate rights of white applicants

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    Court set to rule on race in college admissions
  • What to expect at Apple’s WWDC

    Posted on: 9:45 pm, June 7, 2013, by

    Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off Monday

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    Apple's keynote begins Monday at 1 p.m. ET in San Francisco
  • ‘Enough is enough’: Roommate sentenced in FAMU band member’s death

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, June 7, 2013, by

    Champion died after being beaten in a hazing ritual after a football game

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    FAMU Band Member Robert Champion
  • HOLMBERG: Critical Mass bike ride slows the flow down to easy biking speed

    Posted on: 6:18 am, June 1, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:20am, June 1, 2013

    They are interesting combination of celebration, exhibition and a sort of protest that can force motorists to slow to down to a leisurely bicycling speed.
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  • More crashes on I-95 in Richmond

    Posted on: 11:26 pm, May 31, 2013, by and

    According to DMV the number of crashes along Interstate 95 in Richmond and Henrico have spiked 9 and 15 percent from January to May over the same time last year.
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  • ‘No rest’ as new twisters kill 9 in tornado-traumatized Oklahoma

    Posted on: 11:24 pm, May 31, 2013, by , updated on: 08:33am, June 1, 2013

    The full scale of the destruction wrought by five new tornadoes that plowed through the Oklahoma City area became apparent in the light of day Saturday.
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    Storm brings tornadoes, dumps heavy rain on Oklahoma, Missouri