Stephanie Rochon

Anchor/Reporter

I was born in Tacoma, Washington. My father is a retired Army Colonel, and we traveled throughout the United States and overseas. I graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in the fall of 1987 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

I started my career in radio at WJBO in Baton Rouge in February 1988. I spent a year there as an announcer and weekend news reporter for the Saturday morning program. I moved to Lafayette, Louisiana in 1989 where I accepted the position as the News Director for an AM/FM station.

While in Lafayette, I landed my first opportunity to work in television. I was hired by the independent Fox station KVHP in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a general assignment reporter and 10:00 weather anchor. I moved to Texas in August 1991 when the NBC affiliate KLSB hired me as its 5:00 news anchor.

In February of 1994, I accepted a reporter position with Austin's longtime CBS station KTBC. While there, I was promoted to weekend anchor and then main anchor. I anchored the six and ten o'clock newscasts for four years before making the move to Richmond in July 1999.

In addition to anchoring CBS 6 News at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00, I produce a monthly report on breast health information and breast cancer called Buddy Check 6, and prepare special reports throughout the year.

I am a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, and the Richmond Chapter of the Links Inc.

I am a recipient of the American Cancer Society's Regional Media Award for my Buddy Check 6 reports. I am a board member for the Dr. Ellen Shaw de Parades Breast Cancer Foundation which is dedicated to the early detection and cure of breast cancer. I was inducted into the National Women of Achievement Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas in 2000.

I am married to Jeff Moten and the proud mother of two sons, Miles and Pierce.

Recent Articles

  • Transplant leaves Colonial Heights boy leukemia-free

    Posted on: 7:47 am, December 11, 2012, by , updated on: 12:08pm, December 11, 2012

    VCU doctors are optimistic they have saved the life of a little boy from Colonial Heights who has a rare form of childhood leukemia.
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  • Breast cancer victim leaves behind electronic love notes

    Posted on: 3:44 pm, December 6, 2012, by and , updated on: 12:43pm, December 7, 2012

    Lisa’s Story is the funny and inspiring emails written by local writer Lisa Thalhimer as she fought a very aggressive form of breast cancer.
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  • Toddler battling leukemia gets stem cell transplant

    Posted on: 7:48 pm, November 28, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:27am, November 29, 2012

    CBS 6 News' Stephanie Rochon interviewed the parents of 2-year-old Quinlan Thomas back in August.
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  • BUDDY CHECK 6: Menopause treatment linked to breast cancer

    Posted on: 8:20 pm, November 6, 2012, by , updated on: 07:48am, November 7, 2012

    A study in 2002 raised questions about HRT and an increased risk for breast cancer. Seventy percent of breast cancers are fed by estrogen.
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  • PHOTOS: Breast cancer survivor house opens in Jackson Ward

    Posted on: 3:26 pm, October 14, 2012, by and , updated on: 03:28pm, October 14, 2012

    The Central Virginia Chapter of the The Sisters Network, Inc. held the grand opening for their new sister house located in the city’s historic Jackson Ward neighborhood.
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    Sisters Network Founder Karen Jackson traveled from Houston, Texas for the big day.
  • House for breast cancer survivors opens in Jackson Ward

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, October 12, 2012, by , updated on: 10:25pm, October 12, 2012

    The Central Virginia Chapter of the The Sisters Network, Inc. held the grand opening for their new sister house located in the city’s historic Jackson Ward neighborhood Friday afternoon.
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  • BUDDY CHECK 6: Breast cancer survivors offer unique show-n-tell to help patients

    Posted on: 1:49 pm, October 6, 2012, by

    It’s called National Reconstruction Awareness Day or National BRA Day.
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  • BUDDY CHECK 6: Longer lifespan makes self-health care crucial for women

    Posted on: 11:41 pm, September 6, 2012, by , updated on: 10:59am, September 7, 2012

    Time is the enemy when it comes to diseases, like breast cancer, that can cut your life short.
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    Women are living longer making it even more important for them to take care of themselves.
  • Cancer survivor conference planned for fall

    Posted on: 7:19 pm, August 29, 2012, by , updated on: 11:41pm, August 29, 2012

    This fall, cancer organizations in Central Virginia will host a survivor’s conference.
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  • Doctor, parents fight to get insurance coverage for toddler with cancer

    Posted on: 10:55 pm, August 9, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:25am, August 13, 2012

    Caroline and her husband Tony learned their first-born not only had leukemia, but one of the rarest forms of the disease in children.
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  • BUDDY CHECK 6: Free legal help for cancer patients

    Posted on: 9:49 pm, August 6, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:10am, August 7, 2012

    Medical-legal partnerships have existed for a long time, but for the first time in Virginia, a cancer center has such help available at the hospital.
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  • BUDDY CHECK 6: Mammograms may not be enough to catch breast cancer

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, July 6, 2012, by

    An annual mammogram is the gold standard for screening, but doctors say it's not perfect.
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