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Raymond Hawkes is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist who joined the CBS 6 News Team in November 2005. He serves as the evening Traffic authority reporter.

Raymond is a native of Richmond, Virginia and fell in love with television when he was in the 4th grade, after being interviewed by former CBS-6 reporter Michael Ford. After graduating from Monacan High School in Chesterfield County, he continued his education at Virginia Union University where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication.

At VUU, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, “The VUU Informer”. He also worked on the university radio station 88.1FM, “The Voice,” as a disc jockey and reported for VUU’s Camera One, a student-run broadcast for PBS.

When not on-air, Raymond runs the night-side assignment desk which is responsible for assisting in development, planning and following up on stories for CBS 6 News. He also runs the daily afternoon story meeting, supplying a list of stories for reporters, photographers and producers.

Raymond is very active in the Richmond community. Currently he serves as the President of the Richmond Association of Black Journalists, an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. He is a member of a special advisory council for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Virginia State University and Virginia Union University.

In his spare time, you can find Raymond reading a good book, working out, taking in the sights and sounds of Richmond, hanging out with family and friends.

Raymond loves hearing from viewers, so feel free to email him with exciting news stories at rhawkes@wtvr.com.


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