Wayne Covil

Senior Reporter

Wayne Covil is the Senior Reporter at WTVR. He joined WTVR in December of 1992, when he opened up the stations Tri Cities Bureau in Petersburg.

For 11 and half years, Wayne served as the stations, Tri Cities Bureau Chief, covering Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties.

Wayne is also what is referred to in the industry as a one man band. Wayne videotapes, writes and edits his own stories.

In July of 2001, Wayne became Senior Reporter for the station and while he continues to cover the Tri Cities, he also covers much of Central Virginia.

An active member in the community, Wayne has served on various boards and commissions since 1992.
He's a past member of the Tri Cities Salvation Army Advisory Board, past secretary for the Colonial Heights Local Emergency Planning Committee. A former member of the Public Information and Education Committee, a sub-committee to the Commonwealth's Emergency Services Advisory Board.

He is also a former member of West End Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the Property & Space Committee, A Deacon and a weekly usher.

Wayne is a 1987 graduate of Campbell University in Buies Creek N.C. with a BBA in Business Administration.

Wayne has four times been named "News Employee of the Month" and was the 1994 News Employee of the Year.

In 1994, Wayne won a Virginia Associated Press Award for his year long reports on the 1993 Tri Cities Tornado and its aftermath.

Wayne joined CBS 6 after four and half years as the Jacksonville Bureau Chief for WNCT-TV 9 in North Carolina.

Recent Articles

  • Man discovers mother’s grave dug up, in wave of similar crime

    Posted on: 7:55 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    "I could see her coffin, just clear as day," said George Perry Jr., standing next to his parents grave site.
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  • Police, US Marshals hunt for person of interest after family found dead

    Posted on: 5:00 pm, April 21, 2014, by , and , updated on: 12:30am, April 22, 2014

    Police named Alexander Roosevelt Hill as a person of interest in the deaths of four people found in a home on Harding Street.
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  • Vandalism spree leaves over 40 with flat tires in Petersburg

    Posted on: 11:53 am, April 21, 2014, by , and , updated on: 06:52pm, April 21, 2014

    Police are investigating after someone went around a neighborhood and punctured the tires of some 40 vehicles, according to Petersburg Police.
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  • Women, child found dead in Petersburg house fire

    Posted on: 7:07 am, April 19, 2014, by , , , and , updated on: 07:48am, April 20, 2014

    The cause of death of the people inside the home remains under investigation.
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  • Higher fines proposed for speeding drivers on Richmond roads

    Posted on: 8:27 pm, April 18, 2014, by and

    Drivers caught speeding on West Cary Street and Semmes Avenue could be expecting to be paying $200 more on speeding tickets.
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  • Hotel worker thinks she knows victim found in woods

    Posted on: 1:02 pm, April 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:40pm, April 17, 2014

    A death investigation is underway after two men cutting grass stumbled upon a body on private property behind a Petersburg hotel Thursday morning.
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    Body found off South Crater Road
  • Man’s body found behind Harley-Davidson in Hanover

    Posted on: 1:03 pm, April 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:57pm, April 16, 2014

    Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 10441 Washington Highway just before 8:30 a.m.
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    Body found behind Hanover Harley-Davidson
  • Homeowners on edge after uptick in break-ins

    Posted on: 5:32 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 05:44pm, April 14, 2014

    Prince George County and Petersburg police said they have seen an increase in breaking and entering over the past 30 days.
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    Petersburg-Prince George break-ins
  • Crews battle brush fire along I-295 in Prince George

    Posted on: 3:49 pm, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:23am, April 12, 2014

    A brush fire is causing traffic backups along I-295 in Prince George County as firefighters work to douse the flames.
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  • UPDATE: Henrico mom accused of killing twins faces new charges

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, April 10, 2014, by , and , updated on: 05:55pm, April 11, 2014

    A woman arrested more than 15 years after she allegedly tossed her dead babies down a trash chute at a Lawrenceville college is facing additional charges.
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  • Workers perplexed over growing sinkhole menace

    Posted on: 6:22 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    It may be blocked by barrels, but some employee's of a nearby business, still have to drive by a sink hole.
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  • Gas-thieving trucker traveling in rogue big-rig raises flag

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 9, 2014, by and

    The general manager of a Florida truck stop said the trucker who stole $1,500 worth of fuel from a Virginia truck stop hit her business too. But how? CBS 6 looked into it.
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