Stephanie Rochon


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

  • BUDDY CHECK 6: Resources for cancer patients

    Posted on: 4:24 pm, June 6, 2012, by and , updated on: 06:26pm, June 6, 2012

    Recovery from breast cancer treatment requires many resources to navigate the process, many of which are available in Richmond.
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  • Woman with cancer said she was laid-off after diagnosis

    Posted on: 11:32 pm, May 17, 2012, by and , updated on: 09:38pm, May 18, 2012

    Some worker are laid off while sick, losing the coverage and income they need to pay for thousands of dollars in doctor bills. Is it legal?
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  • AT 11: Woman with cancer says she was laid off after diagnosis

    Posted on: 6:09 pm, May 17, 2012, by and , updated on: 06:14pm, May 17, 2012

    Watch CBS 6 News at 11 p.m. Thursday for Stephanie Rochon's excsluive investigation.
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  • Donations, registration down after Komen, Planned Parenthood controversy

    Posted on: 12:30 am, May 1, 2012, by , updated on: 07:42am, May 1, 2012

    Director of the Central Virginia affiliate of Komen says it’s been painful to have the charity's image tarnished
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  • Hidden danger of some cancer treatments

    Posted on: 8:55 pm, April 6, 2012, by and

    Don't miss Stephanie Rochon's Buddy Check 6 report.
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  • Buddy Check 6: Tissue bank advances cancer research

    Posted on: 9:15 pm, March 6, 2012, by , updated on: 09:16pm, March 6, 2012

    Did you know that cancer patients can donate their tissue to a bank where it will be used in research?
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  • Mo’ Money mo’ problems still

    Posted on: 9:31 pm, February 23, 2012, by and , updated on: 08:15am, February 24, 2012

    Even after all the reporting done on the Mo’ Money franchise, customers are still taxed and continue to come forward with complaints.

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  • Know your risks for breast and ovarian cancer

    Posted on: 4:56 pm, February 6, 2012, by , updated on: 04:59pm, February 28, 2012

    Janice Hedwall is a 13 year survivor of a rare type of cancer.
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  • Breast cancer survivor is inspiring others

    Posted on: 9:24 pm, December 6, 2011, by , updated on: 10:12am, February 28, 2012

    Denise Kranich was warming up to run in her first SunTrust Marathon. But the words on her t-shirt revealed she had already crossed the finish line of a more important endurance test.
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  • Cancer survivors combat weak bones, pain

    Posted on: 9:33 pm, November 6, 2011, by , updated on: 04:54pm, February 28, 2012

    Burton, 48, will have that pain for the rest of her life.
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  • Richmond woman thanks Sisters Network for saving her life

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, October 6, 2011, by , updated on: 10:26am, February 28, 2012

    It's not every day you get to thank someone for saving your life, but one Saturday morning in September was Patricia Robinson's moment.
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  • Breast cancer survivors inspire through dance

    Posted on: 2:43 pm, October 6, 2011, by , updated on: 02:47pm, April 10, 2012

    It takes a lot of practice and courage to dance in front of hundreds of people when you've never done it before.
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