Travis Ponton

Travis Ponton has been a member of the CBS 6 News Team since April, 2010. His work is regularly featured on every weekend.

Born and raised in Central Virginia, Travis is a graduate of Matoaca High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Radford University, and has completed some work toward his Masters’ at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Travis’ work was first published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch when he was a teenager. It was then that he realized he had a passion for good journalism. While in college, he was a reporter/anchor for NRV News-Radford, and a radio DJ for WVRU-Radford, 89.9 FM.

In his time at CBS 6, he’s had a hand in covering some of the biggest stories our area has seen, including Hurricane Irene, the Louisa Earthquake, the snow storms of 2011, and various tornadoes. Travis has broken several stories on as well, including the day Robert Wood, Jr. went missing, the death of State Trooper Adam Bowen in the line of duty, and various developments in the Tameka Claiborne murder investigation.

Aside from his role at CBS 6, Travis has worked in youth sports with the YMCA of Greater Richmond for 9 years, and also coaches high school basketball and soccer. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active and playing sports, as well as spending time with his friends and brothers.

If you have a story idea, Travis can be reached at You can also follow him on Twitter, @travisponton.

Recent Articles

  • RPD investigating body found in a backyard

    Posted on: 10:14 am, July 8, 2012, by , updated on: 11:28am, July 8, 2012

    Richmond Police is investigating a body found in a backyard in the near west end Sunday morning.
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  • GRAPHIC: Surveillance footage shows fatal crash into gas station

    Posted on: 8:58 am, July 8, 2012, by and , updated on: 12:42am, July 9, 2012

    A fatal accident at a gas station in the Tuckahoe area of Henrico County.
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  • One dead, two injured after boat fire on James River

    Posted on: 9:24 pm, July 7, 2012, by , and , updated on: 05:02pm, July 8, 2012

    A Hopewell man died Saturday night after the 20-foot boat he was riding in, along with eight others, caught fire.
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  • Richmonders hit local pools to cool off from record temperatures

    Posted on: 8:03 pm, July 7, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:24am, July 8, 2012

    With the temperature going beyond 100 degrees, many Richmonders either stayed inside or hit the neighborhood pools this weekend.
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  • Amelia prosecutor recounts battle with suspect trying to escape

    Posted on: 11:10 pm, July 6, 2012, by , updated on: 12:25pm, July 7, 2012

    Amelia County Commonwealth’s Attorney Lee Harrison says he would've continued working Thursday, but his wife and a paramedic insisted that it wouldn't be a good idea.
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  • 8 year-old ejected and killed in Brunswick accident

    Posted on: 12:57 pm, July 1, 2012, by

    An 8 year old was among three people that died in an accident on Interstate 85 Sunday in Brunswick County.
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  • Verizon having statewide cell phone texting issues

    Posted on: 10:54 am, July 1, 2012, by , updated on: 12:16pm, July 1, 2012

    If your cell phone provider is Verizon Wireless, you may have noticed that you're having trouble sending and receiving text messages Sunday morning.
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  • CBS 6 STORM COVERAGE: News, power, help updates

    Posted on: 12:43 pm, June 30, 2012, by , and , updated on: 12:19pm, July 3, 2012

    Click here for the latest on the storm cleanup from CBS 6 News and
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    Funnel cloud forming over Mechanicsville
  • Gov. McDonnell declares state of emergency after deadly storms

    Posted on: 11:58 am, June 30, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:51pm, June 30, 2012

    Officials said more than two million in the state are without power after Friday's storms.
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  • Latest power outage numbers

    Posted on: 11:50 pm, June 29, 2012, by , , and , updated on: 07:34am, July 2, 2012

    Dominion Virginia Power reported more than 32,000 customers in Central Virginia are still without power as of 7:20 p.m. Monday.
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  • Block party brings veterans together

    Posted on: 11:50 pm, June 27, 2012, by , updated on: 11:51pm, June 27, 2012

    The competitors in this week's National Veterans Wheelchair Games took a timeout Wednesday night for a block party.
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  • Lakeside Cal Ripken League field takes severe hits

    Posted on: 12:11 am, June 26, 2012, by and , updated on: 12:42am, June 26, 2012

    Lakeside Little League field takes some bad hits from storm.
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    Lakeside Youth Baseball