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

  • Mom faces 20 years in prison after baby’s Benadryl death

    Posted on: 11:42 am, March 5, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:07am, March 6, 2014

    Tristan Goodwin was arrested last year when an autopsy revealed her son died after he was given a lethal dose of Benadryl.
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    Tristan Goodwin, 31, and her six-month-old son Tyler
  • Prince George schools discuss how to make up lost time

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    Dr. Browder says one idea that some school districts may consider, is adding on 30 minutes or so, at the end of each school day, which would help make up lost time and also help build up bank time as well.
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  • Museum District residents want streets swept

    Posted on: 6:59 pm, February 28, 2014, by , updated on: 08:44am, March 1, 2014

    "It's cracked all the way along there" Valerie Munz said, outside the home she shares with her husband.
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    Windshield
  • Man accused of stealing money from sick child fund

    Posted on: 1:46 pm, February 27, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:23pm, February 27, 2014

    Floyd W. Abernathy III, who is also known as Tray Abernathy, is accused of tapping into the Friends of Baylor fund.
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    Dinwiddie Emezzlement
  • Rescue squad on verge of closing amid embezzlement investigation

    Posted on: 8:53 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 08:57pm, February 26, 2014

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating the administrator of the Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Squad.
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    Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Chesterfield has waiting list for ‘Project Lifesaver’ bracelet

    Posted on: 7:43 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    A simple watch like device that transmits a signal that can help find lost Alzheimer's or children with autism, is available in most cities and counties across the state.
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  • Project Lifesaver bracelets can only save those who use them

    Posted on: 8:06 pm, February 24, 2014, by

    With a 100 percent success rate in finding lost people with Alzheimer's, dementia and autism, why aren't more people using the lifesaving device?
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  • Petersburg citizens irate over puppy living in pick-up truck

    Posted on: 6:17 pm, February 21, 2014, by and

    A puppy in Petersburg has become a hot topic, after word spread that it’s living in the back of a pickup truck.
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    Puppy in Truck
  • Milk prices could jump 60 cents a gallon

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 11:27pm, February 20, 2014

    Experts say milk prices could jump 60 cents a gallon.
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  • Who killed Russell Franklin? Hanover investigators have new info

    Posted on: 3:02 pm, February 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:00pm, February 19, 2014

    Franklin, 27, was found in his 1995 light blue Cadillac along the 7400 block of Old Hickory Dr. in August 2004.
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    Russell Franklin
  • Mystery bone found in Virginia creek

    Posted on: 3:59 pm, February 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:08pm, February 17, 2014

    Experts agree the bone is a human leg bone.
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    Bone found
  • ‘Pit crew’ helps paramedics respond to 911 calls

    Posted on: 7:31 pm, February 13, 2014, by

    When a firefighter or paramedic gets behind the wheel of a fire truck or ambulance, they know someone is in need of their help.
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