Bill Fitzgerald

Anchor/Reporter

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.

Email Bill at bfitzgerald@wtvr.com

Recent Articles

  • Why Tareq Salahi says he’s challenging Ken Cuccinelli

    Posted on: 5:12 pm, December 10, 2012, by

    Salahai has declared himself a candidate for the 2013 Republican gubernatorial nomination in Virginia.
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  • INTERVIEW: How will ‘fiscal cliff’ impact your investments?

    Posted on: 11:11 am, November 9, 2012, by

    With the election over and potential tax increases and drastic spending cuts looming, the stock market is not having a good time.
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  • Madeleine Albright stumps in Henrico for President Obama

    Posted on: 11:50 pm, October 31, 2012, by

    Madeleine Albright also took the opportunity to defend the Obama Administration's actions following the attack in Libya.
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  • Board of Elections sends second fraud investigation request to AG

    Posted on: 11:11 pm, October 26, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:36pm, October 26, 2012

    An emergency meeting was held at the state board of elections Friday
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  • BATTLEGROUND VIRGINIA: Tim Kaine on presidential race, policy differences

    Posted on: 1:57 am, October 22, 2012, by , updated on: 02:02am, October 22, 2012

    This week on the sixth installment of “Battleground Virginia” we sit down with former Gov. Tim Kaine.
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  • BATTLEGROUND VIRGINIA: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling on presidential race

    Posted on: 1:17 pm, October 19, 2012, by

    In the fifth installment of “Battleground Virginia” we sit down with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and get his take on the state of the presidential race.
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  • INTERVIEW: Financial expert weighs in on your 401(k)

    Posted on: 4:52 pm, October 17, 2012, by , updated on: 07:59pm, October 17, 2012

    Our guest Sandy Wiggins from the Actuarial Consulting Group spoke about the economic “numbers” for last month.
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  • CBS 6 INTERVIEW: Ann Romney discusses ‘gender gap’ among voters

    Posted on: 8:33 am, October 3, 2012, by , updated on: 02:50pm, October 3, 2012

    CBS 6 anchor Bill Fitzgerald interviewed Ann Romney
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  • BATTLEGROUND VIRGINIA: Sen. Mark Warner

    Posted on: 8:41 am, October 2, 2012, by

    Sen. Warner responds to rumblings about another gubernatorial run.
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    Mark Warner
  • Troopers: Carjacking duo ‘armed and dangerous’

    Posted on: 11:19 pm, September 28, 2012, by , and

    Barber Kendell Wright's clippers were silent that day making it easy to hear what was happening outside.
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    Caroline County
  • East End robber steals victims’ valuables — and pants

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, September 27, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:26pm, September 27, 2012

    One victim told CBS 6 News' Jon Burkett a masked robber approached her and a friend Tuesday night in the Fairfield Commons parking lot.
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    East End robberies
  • OPINION: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should step down

    Posted on: 11:27 am, September 27, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:30am, September 27, 2012

    University of Richmond professor Thad Williamson wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times
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