Robert Hughes

Assignment Editor

Robert Hughes has been with CBS6 News for 12 years now. Prior to that Robert was a Weekend Assignment Editor with KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.

Robert has been a part of every major event in Central Virginia since arriving in Richmond in August of 2000; including hurricanes Isabel and Irene; Virginia Tech and Harvey Family Massacres; D.C. Sniper Case and 9/11 just to name a few.

Among Robert’s main responsibilities are working with reporters, photojournalists and producers to make sure they are getting all the information they need in order to bring Central Virginians the best news coverage around.

Robert also is the coordinator for the station’s inclement weather system keeping people updated on the latest closures and delays around Central Virginia.

Robert not only works with staff from the CBS6 Newsroom but with other stations from around the region and around the country. He also works with outside outlets looking for video from CBS6 and outlets looking to use the CBS6 studio.

Robert is a 1999 graduate of Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a minor in Political Science.

Robert is single and has one son, Adrian. In his spare time he likes to read, cook and loves salsa dancing.

Recent Articles

  • Dwight Jones named chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia

    Posted on: 12:56 pm, March 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:08pm, March 15, 2014

    Only one person voted against Jones' nomination for chairman
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    NEWS >> RICHMOMND >> Mayor Dwight Jones
  • Student caught with knife on Chesterfield school bus

    Posted on: 3:58 pm, March 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:01pm, March 10, 2014

    Police investigated the knife incident on Friday, March 7 aboard a bus assigned to Matoaca Elementary School.
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    School Bus
  • Hanover firestarter screams in court

    Posted on: 3:05 pm, December 2, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:23pm, December 2, 2013

    Jacob Spiro, 18, could be heard as deputies led him into court from a holding cell.
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    Jacob Spiro (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Office)
  • 1 dead after fiery plane crash at Danville airport

    Posted on: 9:27 pm, August 29, 2013, by , updated on: 11:43pm, August 29, 2013

    A small plane crashed at the Danville Regional Airport Thursday night.
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    A small plane crashed at Danville Regional Airport . (Steven Mantilla/Danville Register & Bee)
  • UPDATE: Deputies investigate possible child abduction

    Posted on: 4:28 pm, July 4, 2013, by , and , updated on: 11:31pm, July 4, 2013

    Neighbors said there is a large police presence in the area and deputies are posted at the neighborhood's entrance.
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    Deputies at Holleybrooke subdivision (PHOTO: Catie Beck)
  • Funeral service set for slain Virginia State Police trooper

    Posted on: 1:17 pm, March 9, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:28pm, March 11, 2013

    Virgina State Police master trooper to be laid to rest Tuesday
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  • Several left homeless after two-alarm fire at West End apartment

    Posted on: 9:48 pm, March 8, 2013, by , , , , and , updated on: 02:27pm, March 9, 2013

    Faulty chimney to blame for two alarm fire.
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  • Richmond swears in new school board

    Posted on: 9:45 pm, January 3, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:44pm, January 3, 2013

    With seven new members on the nine member school board, the biggest questions are the budget and the future of the school's superintendent.
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  • State agencies detail job cuts and cost savings to hit mandated four percent cut

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, November 8, 2012, by , and , updated on: 10:46pm, November 30, 2012

    Virginia's public safety agencies would suffer the most is submitted plans are approved by McDonnell
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  • ELECTION DAY: What you need to know

    Posted on: 1:17 pm, November 5, 2012, by , updated on: 01:44am, November 6, 2012

    Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Election Day 2012
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  • VCU Police Launch Safety Campaign

    Posted on: 11:44 pm, August 24, 2012, by and

    Campaign launched just in time for the new school year and right after two high profile robberies nearby.
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  • Two women killed in single vehicle accident

    Posted on: 11:54 am, August 19, 2012, by

    Two women die in early Saturday crash in Greensville County.
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