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

  • Gunfire hits East End neighborhood police had just visited

    Posted on: 9:14 am, August 18, 2012, by

    Gunfire breaks out in area police had just visited
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  • Richmond teen arrested for Mechanicsville neighborhood fires

    Posted on: 9:10 am, August 18, 2012, by , and , updated on: 09:53am, August 18, 2012

    Jacob G. Spiro, of the 3900 block of Monument Avenue in Richmond, was arrested Friday night after a search warrant was executed at his residence.
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    Three fires that happened in King's Court
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Police looking for Hanover convenience store robbers

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, August 17, 2012, by , updated on: 09:11am, August 18, 2012

    Hanover deputies are looking for two people who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint.
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    Photo: Hanover County Sheriff's Office
  • Southside Virginia college in danger of losing accreditation

    Posted on: 7:22 pm, June 21, 2012, by , updated on: 03:28pm, June 22, 2012

    St. Paul’s College is on the verge of losing accreditation and with it the ability to award degrees and receive federal funds
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  • Rock chalking in City Park leads to ticket – and protest

    Posted on: 12:21 am, March 24, 2012, by

    Woman at the center of chalk protest has been busted before.
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    Chalk protest outside of Richmond Police Headquarters on Friday, March 23, 2012
  • Executive chef at Governor’s Mansion leaves amid probe

    Posted on: 12:14 am, March 24, 2012, by , updated on: 07:35am, March 24, 2012

    The man who has spent the last two years serving meals to the governor and his family has left the executive mansion.
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    Virginia Executive Mansion
  • Ashland Police building trust one basket at a time

    Posted on: 11:05 pm, March 23, 2012, by and , updated on: 12:39am, March 24, 2012

    At the Ashland YMCA, they have their own March Madness going on: it’s cops vs. kids
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  • Entrance to Richmond City Hall shut down

    Posted on: 8:10 pm, March 23, 2012, by , updated on: 12:30am, March 24, 2012

    Entrance closed as Richmond installs snow removal system.
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  • Mineral man arrested, accused of molesting child at Louisa County School

    Posted on: 5:17 pm, March 8, 2012, by and , updated on: 10:02pm, March 9, 2012

    The Louisa Sheriff's arrested a Mineral man for aggravated sexual battery of a child at an elementary school.
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  • RIR President offers to be host site for a State Fair once again

    Posted on: 2:42 pm, March 7, 2012, by , and , updated on: 02:43pm, March 10, 2012

    As of today the State Fair of Virginia, Strawberry Hill Races, Meadow Highland Games, and Celtic Festival are no longer.
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  • Triggerman in 2005 Uppy’s murder pleads guilty

    Posted on: 5:47 pm, March 1, 2012, by , updated on: 06:29pm, March 1, 2012

    Beginning of the end in the Robert Rush murder as triggerman pleads guilty.
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    Murder victim hands cash over before being shot