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

  • SWITCHED AT BIRTH: The mistake that changed maternity wards

    Posted on: 9:02 am, November 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:07am, November 14, 2013

    This story begins with the birth of two baby girls.
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  • Candidate promises to do away with Powhite Parkway tolls

    Posted on: 1:53 pm, November 1, 2013, by , updated on: 04:09pm, November 1, 2013

    A Virginia Delegate hopeful's ambitious plan to extend I-195.
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  • Alleged Goochland teacher attacker will face fewer charges

    Posted on: 1:29 pm, October 25, 2013, by , updated on: 06:07pm, October 25, 2013

    Uriah Harris will be tried on fewer charges when he goes on trial in Goochland County on Oct. 31st.
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  • Group pushes voters to pass Henrico meals tax

    Posted on: 12:23 pm, September 12, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:28pm, September 12, 2013

    "Yes 4 Henrico Kids" says if meals tax doesn't pass this November, school kids will suffer.
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  • Women robbed sitting on Fan porch

    Posted on: 12:34 pm, September 10, 2013, by , updated on: 05:19pm, September 10, 2013

    Police asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
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  • Dog with 2 Purple Hearts helps injured Marine

    Posted on: 12:59 pm, September 6, 2013, by , updated on: 06:51pm, September 6, 2013

    A black Lab who lost his handler is helping a Marine through a difficult time.
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  • Investigators mum about Alexis Murphy river search

    Posted on: 1:39 pm, September 2, 2013, by and

    Authorities will not say if they found a piece of Alexis Murphy’s clothing in a river over the weekend.
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    Alexis Murphy River Search
  • Local CEO accused of child sex crimes

    Posted on: 10:45 am, August 29, 2013, by

    Todd Attkisson, president and CEO of Ashland Roller Mills, will remain out on bond.
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    Todd Attkisson
  • Poll of Virginians shows racial divide, MLK dream distant to many

    Posted on: 4:02 pm, August 26, 2013, by , updated on: 04:10pm, August 26, 2013

    Qunnipiac University poll shows that only 19% of African-Americans feel like they are judged by their character.

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  • VCU steps up security, adds patrols as school begins

    Posted on: 12:29 pm, August 20, 2013, by , updated on: 05:45pm, August 20, 2013

    VCU police will have three security vehicles patrolling the evening hours on the Monroe Park campus and one on the MCV campus.
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  • McDonnell’s attorneys to meet with prosecutors

    Posted on: 6:45 am, August 19, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:17pm, August 19, 2013

    According to a report by The Washington Post, attorneys for Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia's First Lady Maureen McDonnell will meet to convince federal prosecutors not to press charges.
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  • NEW VIDEO: Van smashes into Carytown restaurant

    Posted on: 1:06 pm, August 13, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:07pm, August 13, 2013

    The owner of The Daily Kitchen & Bar in Carytown said his restaurant would remain closed today, but would reopen Wednesday.
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    van into carytown bar