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

  • More than 200 vacant Petersburg properties up for sale

    Posted on: 12:01 pm, March 20, 2014, by and

    The city is holding an informational meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. at Union Train Station located at 103 River St.
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    Petersburg Property01
  • UPDATE: Friend cleaning handgun shot 22-year-old

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, March 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:18pm, March 19, 2014

    Police are investigating after one man was shot in the stomach inside a Colonial Heights apartment.
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  • Accused Hanover teenage vandals now charged with arson

    Posted on: 1:55 pm, March 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:18pm, March 18, 2014

    The vandalism happened in December, the brush fires in March.
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    Hanover tire
  • 6 escape Dinwiddie house fire

    Posted on: 9:10 am, March 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:11am, March 18, 2014

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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    Dinwiddie house fire (PHOTO: Elvis Frye)
  • Friends mourn man shot in Chesterfield home invasion

    Posted on: 5:15 am, March 17, 2014, by , and , updated on: 06:36pm, March 17, 2014

    Police were called to a home in the 12000 block of Little Pond Lane, off Midlothian Turnpike, about 3:04 a.m.
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  • ‘We’re the ninth wealthiest state, but our teachers salaries rank 37′

    Posted on: 7:59 pm, March 14, 2014, by

    In Virginia, the state average pay for teachers is $49,233 which is 15-percent below the national average of $56,689, a difference of nearly $7,400.
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  • Man arrested after cops find victim shot on motel’s second-floor walkway

    Posted on: 11:15 am, March 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:28pm, March 16, 2014

    Petersburg police arrested suspect in a murder that was first investigated as a suicide.
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    Petersburg motel shooting collage
  • Man found guilty of Petersburg Army veteran’s murder

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, March 13, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:59pm, March 13, 2014

    Jurors convicted Marvin Massenburg Jr., 27, Thursday.
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    Marvin Massenburg Jr.
  • Girl’s cold case murder haunts family, investigators

    Posted on: 4:53 pm, March 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:19am, March 13, 2014

    Investigators are still trying to find who abducted and killed a Petersburg girl nearly 46 years ago.
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    Petersburg Cold Case
  • This crash on I-95 looks bad, but…

    Posted on: 2:22 pm, March 12, 2014, by and

    The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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    I 85 crash
  • City employee told wandering toddler to STOP

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, March 11, 2014, by and

    The man who called 911 after seeing a three-year-old boy trying to cross a busy Petersburg street Monday said he told the child to stop.
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    Child wanders in Petersburg
  • ‘The clock is ticking’ on Josh’s life as Fredericksburg family battles drug company

    Posted on: 7:40 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 09:02pm, March 11, 2014

    Josh Hardy is just a few weeks shy of his 8th birthday, yet he's battled cancer four times and won.
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