Reba Hollingsworth


I was born in Dallas, Texas, but I grew up in Houston with my parents and sister. I graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas with a degree in broadcast journalism.

In 1994, I started my broadcast career at KAVU-TV in the small Texas town of Victoria. I anchored the weekend newscasts and served as both reporter and photographer for my own news stories.

Nine months later, I accepted a position at KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas. I was primary anchor and education reporter for five years before moving to Richmond in 2000.

At WTVR, I started out as morning reporter and Saturday morning anchor. I was soon promoted to co-anchor CBS 6 This Morning. In addition to my anchoring duties, I was a reporter for Health Team 6.

In 2005, I left CBS 6 and moved to Alexandria, Virginia with my husband. I was a freelance reporter and anchor in the DC-area television market for WTTG, WBAL, Hearst Broadcasting and CNN Newsource where I had an opportunity to cover national politics from Capitol Hill and the White House. August 2009, I made the move back to Richmond and CBS 6. I resumed my former role as co-anchor of CBS 6 This morning. The big reason for my move back is my beautiful little girl, Jillian. I always thought of Richmond as a good place to raise a family. I have received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and The National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award for the documentary, "Richmond's Slave Trade: Breaking the Chains of Silence." I am a member of The National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Recent Articles

  • Why do so many children have food allergies?

    Posted on: 1:18 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 06:13pm, February 26, 2014

    Food allergies among children jumped 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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    Food allergies
  • Left for dead in the grass, 4 years later Nehemiah shines

    Posted on: 12:13 am, May 1, 2013, by , updated on: 06:14am, May 1, 2013

    In August 2009, a baby boy was found abandoned, naked and left in the grass in someone’s front yard in the East End of Henrico.
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  • The rise in numbers of grandparents raising grandchildren

    Posted on: 9:53 pm, February 21, 2012, by and , updated on: 01:14am, February 27, 2012

    The tradition of grandparents raising their grandchildren is nothing new, but what caught the attention of CBS 6 reporter Reba Hollingsworth was the sheer number of grandparents who are doing it.
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