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

  • Did the trucker who stole $1500 in fuel strike again?

    Posted on: 2:00 pm, April 4, 2014, by and

    "He came in the store, but had his head down the whole time," a Florida woman told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil.
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    Gas Theft Truck Greensville County
  • 11 people taken to hospital after HazMat scare

    Posted on: 12:53 pm, April 2, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:16am, April 3, 2014

    The Hazmat incident has not affected the water supply, authorities said.
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  • Trucker drives off with $1500 worth of fuel

    Posted on: 2:13 pm, April 1, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:17pm, April 1, 2014

    The manager of Simmons Travel Plaza said he's never seen anything like it.
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    Gas Theft Truck Greensville County
  • UPDATE: Sheriff warns neighboring counties to check graveyards

    Posted on: 5:02 pm, March 31, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:50pm, March 31, 2014

    "We're looking at around March 12 that the first grave was dug into,” said Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins.
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  • Teacher takes students on shooting range field trip

    Posted on: 7:10 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 08:52am, March 29, 2014

    "I think it's a cool experience, I'm enjoying it so far," 15-year-old Amy Comstock, who shot a pistol for the first time, said.
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  • Camera hidden in Cheerios box catches man stealing from home

    Posted on: 10:10 am, March 27, 2014, by , and , updated on: 04:57pm, March 28, 2014

    A game camera inside a Dinwiddie man's home helped provide clues after the break-in.

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  • Graveyard Mystery: Sheriff has dire warning for whoever dug up caskets

    Posted on: 7:54 pm, March 26, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:07pm, March 26, 2014

    CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil said family members had been showing throughout the day at Canaan Cemetery, where a 44-year-old woman’s casket was unearthed, to check on their loved ones.
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  • Some wonder if ‘bizarre’ graveyard mystery is work of cult

    Posted on: 3:26 pm, March 25, 2014, by , and , updated on: 07:49pm, March 26, 2014

    "If you have a loved one buried at a cemetery go check and make sure everything is in order," Sheriff Hawkins urged.
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  • State Med-Flight could be chopped if Chesterfield pinches funding

    Posted on: 7:33 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    Both the Senate and House are trying to find ways to provide more funding to the program.
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  • Missing Prince George man found safe

    Posted on: 12:24 pm, March 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:01am, March 24, 2014

    Family members told CBS 6 that William Clatterbuck was last seen at the Citgo gas station in the 3800 block of Carter Road.
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    William Clatterbuck
  • Privacy advocates anxious about smart cars

    Posted on: 7:58 pm, March 21, 2014, by

    This week’s Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show features some new models that have their own computers systems designed to keep you safe.
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  • Man fractures skull in freak softball accident

    Posted on: 2:23 pm, March 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:54pm, March 20, 2014

    He is suffering from a skull fracture, severe swelling, and possible brain damage," friends said.
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    Vinny Roddy (PHOTO: Friends of Vinny Roddy)