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

  • Senator calls vote a ‘surprise attack like Pearl Harbor’

    Posted on: 12:24 pm, January 29, 2013, by , updated on: 12:52pm, January 29, 2013

    Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus fights back against a GOP plan to redraw voting districts.
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  • Rally to help mentally and physically disabled

    Posted on: 2:11 pm, January 21, 2013, by , updated on: 02:23pm, January 21, 2013

    Coalition pushes for more Medicaid waivers to help those in need.
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  • Snow Patrol

    Posted on: 10:51 am, January 17, 2013, by

    Who's responsible for clearing your road of snow and ice?
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  • Ken Cuccinelli’s ‘go to jail’ comment

    Posted on: 12:50 pm, January 11, 2013, by , updated on: 04:26pm, January 12, 2013

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said going to jail is a way employers can protest a mandate in the healthcare reform bill.
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  • POLL: Virginians want armed officers in schools

    Posted on: 8:20 am, January 10, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:08pm, January 10, 2013

    In the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, Virginians support the idea of placing an armed police officer in every school.
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  • Don’t expect Richmond to lower sewer rates

    Posted on: 12:44 pm, January 4, 2013, by , updated on: 01:20pm, January 4, 2013

    Why are they so high? The reason dates back before the Civil War.
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  • Should murder suspect get CAT Scan?

    Posted on: 12:54 pm, December 13, 2012, by

    Defense says tests can prove Hanover man has brain damage.
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    Brian Mallory
  • Trooper attack suspect appears in court

    Posted on: 11:42 am, December 5, 2012, by and , updated on: 02:49pm, December 5, 2012

    Thirty-one-year old Michael White of Richmond appeared via video at the Manchester Courthouse in South Richmond.
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  • Pedestrian killed crossing Chesterfield road

    Posted on: 8:31 pm, December 2, 2012, by and , updated on: 01:33pm, December 3, 2012

    The incident is still under investigation at this time.
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  • Soccer helping immigrant students adjust to new home

    Posted on: 2:27 pm, November 21, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:54pm, November 21, 2012

    Refugee students dealing with all the various stresses of coming to America have found a field of dreams with soccer.
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  • Charge reduced against husband accused in baseball bat beating

    Posted on: 11:42 am, November 13, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:43am, November 13, 2012

    A grand jury will consider the charge against Hornkohl in January.
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  • Daycare workers who forgot child appear in court

    Posted on: 12:15 pm, November 9, 2012, by , updated on: 06:40pm, November 9, 2012

    One receives punishment, the other has charges dismissed.
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