Rob Cardwell


I was born in the beautiful city of Tampa, Florida. After graduating from Plant City High School I joined the United States Air Force to pursue my dream of becoming a dentist. But after a couple of years elbow-deep in other people's mouths I decided a career change was in order.

In 1990 I was accepted for cross-training and became a distinguished graduate of the Armed Force's Defense Information School in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Air Force immediately shipped me to Osan, South Korea where I did a morning radio show (Good Morning, Osan!) and reported for the Armed Forces Korea Network television news in the afternoon.

In 1991 I was stationed at Tyndall AFB in Panama City, Florida. It was there I left the Air Force and began working for WJHG TV-7 as a reporter and anchor. During my seven years there I rode out hurricanes, covered local and state politics, crime and anchored both the morning and evening newscasts. With an outstanding news team I was proud to win individual and station Associated Press recognition. During that time I also freelanced for Current Affair, CNN, CBS radio, Live with Geraldo Rivera and was the newsman for a local Talk Radio station.

It was also in Panama City Beach that I met and married my beautiful bride Debra. In 2001 we decided to leave the panhandle for the southern charm of Richmond. I now anchor CBS 6 Early Morning and CBS 6 This Morning with Reba Hollingsworth. It was an honor to be the only area news anchor nominated for an Emmy in 2007 and an Emmy winner in 2009.

I'm a member of Ironbridge Baptist Church in Chester, Virginia and I'm involved with a number of annual local events and fund-raisers for state and community organizations. In my spare time I enjoy camping, fishing, golf, spending time with Debra and my son Jacob...and most importantly...cheering for my hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

Recent Articles

  • Man arrested for attempting to set woman on fire

    Posted on: 12:09 pm, April 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:45pm, April 10, 2014

    Emergency crews rushed the woman to the hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
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  • We found the source of #RVASmoke

    Posted on: 10:39 am, April 1, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:05am, April 1, 2014

    Police closed the 14th Street Bridge as a precaution.
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    RVA Smoke
  • GOP to McAuliffe: We’re ‘ready to negotiate’

    Posted on: 12:41 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 12:53pm, March 27, 2014

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe: "Republican's mantra is 'No, no, no, no'."
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  • ‘Quit bickering’ judge warns lawyers in McDonnell case

    Posted on: 1:23 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    Judge Spencer admonished both sides during a motions hearing at the federal courthouse in downtown Richmond Tuesday.
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    McDonnell enters Federal Court
  • Va. pilot program aims to slash heroin, prescription drug overdoses

    Posted on: 10:34 am, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 02:01pm, March 11, 2014

    A Virginia program aims to reduce death rate of heroin and prescription drug overdoses.
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  • Gun found in Henrico chase car

    Posted on: 12:46 pm, March 7, 2014, by , updated on: 12:47pm, March 7, 2014

    Four suspects arrested after a Thursday police pursuit that started in Henrico’s West End and ended in a crash in Richmond appeared in court Friday.
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  • Williamsburg Winery’s red blend wins coveted Governor’s Cup award

    Posted on: 11:58 am, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 12:22am, February 28, 2014

    The winemaker's tasting notes call the 2010 Adagio a very bold, upfront wine with loads of jammy fruit.
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  • A Richmond ‘Landmark’ gets a new name — again

    Posted on: 7:45 am, February 21, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:12pm, February 21, 2014

    Just when some Richmonders were finally getting used to calling the Landmark Theater - the Landmark Theater and not the Mosque, the theater is again changing names.
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    Altria Theater
  • How you can find out if you’re related to someone very famous

    Posted on: 11:47 am, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 07:48am, February 19, 2014

    Inspired by the rich history of Richmond, Rob Cardwell delves into the eye-opening world of genealogy.
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    Rob Family Tree
  • 6 things you should do BEFORE the snow starts to fall

    Posted on: 11:56 am, February 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:58am, February 12, 2014

    Dominion wants you to be prepared to deal with potential power outages.
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    Power outage
  • McAuliffe tackles Medicaid, same-sex marriage ban

    Posted on: 12:42 pm, January 30, 2014, by and

    Newly-elected Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made his first appearance on WRVA's "Ask the Governor" call-in show Thursday morning.
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    Terry McAuliffe on radio
  • Man charged in Midlothian Turnpike lighter fluid attack

    Posted on: 6:40 am, January 28, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:26pm, January 28, 2014

    Robert W. Walls, Jr., 48, of Richmond, was detained at the scene.
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    Robert W. Walls Jr.