Bill Fitzgerald


Bill comes to WTVR from Raleigh, N.C. where he was the evening anchor for two years. While there, he reported on green issues including: green homebuilding, composting including vermiculture (that's right, worms!)-- and hybrid vehicles. "Since I'm driving alone 90% of the time, it makes sense for me to drive a hybrid. I'm now determined to keep the average mileage gauge above 50 mpg. It's changed the way I drive."

Prior to Raleigh, Bill spent several years as an overnight and weekend anchor for MSNBC, covering breaking news and the top national stories of the day. Among the many stories he broke on MSNBC, Bill was on the desk when former President Gerald Ford died. "Interrupting The Tonight Show (on NBC) was nerve-wracking, but it helped to focus on just getting the message out. My wife was visiting her mother in Nashville at the time. The report came up and my mother-in-law asked Amy, 'Why is Bill on Jay Leno?'."

Before that, Bill was an anchor/reporter at WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama for five years, covering schools, politics, crime and hurricanes, while anchoring the weekend morning shows. During that period, he spent ten days in New York City on loan to WNBC, reporting in the wake of 9/11. He also traveled to Texas to cover the Columbia shuttle disaster. Bill started his career as a "one-man band" reporter on Long Island, NY, working for News 12 Long Island.

As an avid history buff, Bill says he and his family have loved the move to Richmond and are becoming well-acquainted with its rich trove of museums and historical sites. "We also love the proximity to the beach and the mountains."

Bill has an undergraduate degree in English and American literature from Harvard and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia. He grew up in suburban Philadelphia and maintains a healthy, fair and balanced allegiance to the Phillies and Eagles, although he says he's willing to listen to any coherent argument on the merits of other franchises. He and his wife Amy have a thirteen-year-old daughter, an eleven-year-old son, and an infant daughter.

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Recent Articles

  • DENNY HAMLIN: What is a spinal compression injury?

    Posted on: 8:24 am, March 31, 2013, by and

    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Neurosurgeon Dr. Peter Alexander appeared on the CBS 6 News at 7 to discuss the spinal...
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  • Why are more children showing signs of autism?

    Posted on: 8:42 am, March 21, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:49am, March 21, 2013

    Bradford Hulcher, Executive Director of the Autism Society of Central Virginia, joined Bill Fitzgerald on the CBS 6 News at 7 to discuss.
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  • Virginia’s Gateway Region announces job and investment totals

    Posted on: 3:34 pm, March 15, 2013, by , updated on: 10:02am, March 17, 2013

    CBS 6's Bill Fitzgerald hosted the event for the third year.
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  • Analyst discusses Dow’s new record: where do we go from here?

    Posted on: 9:41 pm, March 6, 2013, by

    Sandy Wiggins from the Actuarial Consulting Group talks about the reasons the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high...
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  • WARRANT: Mom drugged son, started house fire with diapers

    Posted on: 11:53 am, February 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:42pm, February 27, 2013

    Deputies arrested Kimberly Shepperson on Saturday for aggravated malicious wounding and arson
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  • DMV: Recent pedestrian fatalities highlight alarming trend

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, February 12, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:43pm, February 12, 2013

    The Department of Motor Vehicles' 2012 pedestrian fatality numbers are in and they don't look good.
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  • Va. Politics: Guns, redistricting and the electoral college

    Posted on: 5:42 am, January 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:43am, January 26, 2013

    Associated Press political reporter Bob Lewis joined Bill Fitzgerald on set Friday to talk about the Virginia General Assembly.
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  • Hanover braces for school cuts to close $5 million shortfall

    Posted on: 11:54 pm, January 22, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:05am, January 23, 2013

    Hanover County says they need to trim five million dollars from the school budget and the community is not happy.

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  • Bob Lewis, of the Associated Press, talks about covering GA

    Posted on: 8:10 pm, January 18, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:40am, January 26, 2013

    Bob Lewis of the Associated Press has been covering Virginia politics for a number of years.
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  • Missing boy’s family thanks police, community

    Posted on: 2:45 pm, January 18, 2013, by , and , updated on: 11:34pm, January 18, 2013

    The 10-year-old boy with high-functioning autism has been found safe.
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  • The fiscal cliff and your retirement savings

    Posted on: 10:29 pm, January 4, 2013, by , updated on: 10:31pm, January 4, 2013

    Now that Congress has dealt with the tax issues involved in the so-called fiscal cliff, are your retirement savings as...
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  • Weather hinders search for missing Goochland man in Ariz.

    Posted on: 10:42 pm, December 27, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:38pm, December 27, 2012

    The 34-year-old vanished without a trace. His last record of financial or cell phone use is more than two weeks ago. Police and his family are worried.
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