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

  • Henrico Police apprehend suspect in morning robbery

    Posted on: 9:16 am, June 24, 2012, by , updated on: 09:17am, June 24, 2012

    Henrico Police were able to quickly apprehend a suspect in a Sunday morning robbery of a west end gas station.
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    GENERIC Crime scene tape
  • RPD searching for motorcycle driver who led them on pursuit

    Posted on: 10:29 am, June 23, 2012, by

    Richmond Police are asking the public's help in locating a driver they say led them on a pursuit through the city's south side in dangerous conditions early Saturday morning.
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  • RPD, neighborhood watch leaders meet

    Posted on: 1:03 am, June 21, 2012, by , updated on: 07:50am, June 21, 2012

    The department touted record low violent crime rates so far this year at the meeting.
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  • HOLMBERG: Regulations could make fine cigars go up in smoke

    Posted on: 12:45 am, June 21, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:18am, June 21, 2012

    Proposed Food and Drug Administration regulations targeting cigar products could devastate not only the premium cigar industry.
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  • One charge dropped, but teacher’s aide still faces second sex crime charge

    Posted on: 10:47 pm, June 20, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:53am, June 21, 2012

    After an emotional court hearing, prosecutors said one of the charges against Alex Irby will be dropped.
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  • Three pedestrians struck and killed

    Posted on: 2:39 pm, June 17, 2012, by , updated on: 07:14am, June 18, 2012

    State Police are investigating a crash that killed three pedestrians Saturday night.
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  • Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

    Posted on: 10:08 am, June 17, 2012, by

    Henrico Police have arrested a woman they say stabbed her boyfriend early Sunday morning before running away from the home.
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    Nicole Huber, Source: Henrico Police
  • Deep Run, Powhatan, Cosby bring home state titles

    Posted on: 2:40 pm, June 10, 2012, by , updated on: 02:41pm, June 10, 2012

    Spring Sports State Championships were decided on Saturday, with several local schools bring home the top prize.
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  • Firefighters battle trailer blaze on city’s South Side

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

    Richmond firefighters remain on the scene of a trailer fire they battled Sunday morning on the city's South Side.
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  • City Jail inmates earn GED’s

    Posted on: 3:53 pm, June 9, 2012, by

    Twenty inmates of the Richmond City Jail were recognized Saturday in a graduation ceremony for completing the requirements to earn their General Education Development (GED) diploma.
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    20 inmates earn GED's
  • CVS on Laburnum Ave. robbed at gunpoint

    Posted on: 8:49 am, June 9, 2012, by

    Henrico Police are searching for a man they say robbed the CVS store on Laburnum Ave. early Saturday morning.
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  • RPD investigates city’s latest homicide

    Posted on: 8:05 am, June 9, 2012, by

    Richmond Police are asking the public's help in their investigation of the city's latest homicide.
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