Calvin Hughes Biography
Calvin Hughes is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist currently working as a news anchor on WPLG Local 10, in Miami, Florida, United States. Hughes joined Local 10 in late 2006 from KYW-TV, the CBS station in Philadelphia.
Calvin Hughes Career
Calvin holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Missouri and has worked as an anchor in three of the country’s top ten media markets, including Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dallas. He’s also traveled with his pen and reporter’s notepad to Lexington, Ky., Evansville, Ind., and Columbia, Mo., where he began his radio career at the age of 19.
Hughes and his family did not hesitate to explore the richly diverse communities of South Florida when he joined Local 10 News. Hughes relentlessly pursued an opportunity to report comprehensively on Haiti after reporting on a story about Haitian refugees who risked and, in some cases, lost their lives in a deadly voyage set for the shores of Miami in 2008. Hughes was well-positioned two years later, when the devastating 7.0 earthquake struck the country, to be one of the first journalists in Port-au-Prince to cover the devastation. Hughes’ love for the people of Haiti and their indomitable spirits has led him to visit the country more than a dozen times.
Calvin was named Miami’s best TV news anchor in 2011, with the Miami New Times praising him for reporting the story of Haiti’s earthquake “gracefully and professionally.” Calvin actively seeks opportunities to tell stories that speak to the heart of our community. He was one of only two South Florida journalists allowed to cover Pope Benedict XVI’s historic visit to Cuba live. Similarly, he left the anchor desk to bring live coverage of the Miami Heat’s four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA championships, as well as the 2012 presidential debate at Lynn University.
Calvin has had the honor of covering historic figures such as Coretta Scott King, George W. Bush, and Maya Angelou, as well as numerous stories of national and international significance, throughout his career. In 2015, he returned to Port-au-Prince for the five-year anniversary of the earthquake, and then to Havana for the historic diplomacy talks between the United States and Cuba. Calvin returned twice that year, becoming the first American journalist to broadcast live from the new American Embassy in Havana prior to the official flag-raising ceremony. In September, he provided several days of live coverage of Pope Francis’ historic visit to three Cuban cities. He returned to Port-au-Prince in the final hours of Haiti’s outgoing President Michel Martelly’s presidency. Calvin covered President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba in March.
Calvin has received numerous honors, including a 2001 Southern Regional Emmy, several Emmy nominations, and numerous awards for his community service as a speaker and volunteer. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a member of the advisory board for Suited for Success, a nonprofit that provides professional attire to economically disadvantaged men, and he volunteers his time and talents as a keynote speaker or emcee almost weekly at schools, churches, civic events, and charitable fundraisers throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Calvin Hughes Local 10 News
Hughes works at Local 10 News where he works alongside other famous Local 10 News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Clay Ferraro
- Will Manso
- Jordan Patrick
- Brandon Orr
- Bryan Norcross
- Julie Durda
- Luke Dorris
- Betty Davis
- Eric Yutzy
- Janine Stanwood
- Sanela Sabovic
- Nicole Perez
- Andrew Perez
- Layron Livingston
- Kristi Krueger
- Alex Finnie
- Jenise Fernandez
- Jacey Birch
- Louis Aguirre
Calvin Hughes Age
Hughes is 50 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, in the USA. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Calvin Hughes Height
Calvin stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Calvin Hughes Family
Hughes has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Hughes has any siblings.
Calvin Hughes Wife
Hughes is married to Bacardi L. Jackson, Esq a Yale University-trained lawyer. The couple married in 2005 in Memphis. Calvin and his wife have two children, one son, and one daughter.
Calvin Hughes Net Worth
Hughes has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Calvin Hughes Salary
Hughes earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Hughes.
Who is Calvin Hughes?
He is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist
How old is Calvin Hughes?
50 years old as of 2021
How tall is Calvin Hughes?
5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Who is Calvin Hughes married to?
Bacardi L. Jackson
How much money does Calvin Hughes earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500
How much is Calvin Hughes worth?
$1 Million – $5 Million