Calvin Sneed Biography
Calvin Sneed is an American journalist currently working as a freelance anchor for Channel 3. He joined the team in 2019 and can be seen on occasion anchoring various newscasts.
Calvin Sneed Career
He attributes his good sense of humor to shows like those. Calvin grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, where his first job was anchoring the news on radio and working part-time at the TV station while still in high school at WKPT Radio and TV. He moved to Chattanooga after graduating in 1972 to work as a news reporter and photographer at WTVC Channel 9, where he worked for three years while also attending UT-Knoxville.
He was hired as a news reporter and anchor at WATE-TV Channel 6 in Knoxville in 1975 while still at UT-K. Calvin graduated from college in 1977, and when he was promoted to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts in 1979, he became the first African-American to ever anchor the main newscasts at a TV station in East Tennessee… and he still holds that honor 35 years later, even though he’s retired.
Later, at WATE, he co-hosted “PM Magazine,” a show that focused on the lighter side of the news… he refers to it as “a four-year vacation.” Calvin then moved on to WSYX-TV Channel 6 in Columbus, Ohio, where he worked as a consumer reporter, anchor, and co-host of a talk show. For his ability to get money back for people who called the station’s hotline, his 6 On Your Side stories won several awards from Ohio state and national consumer advocates. Calvin also co-hosted the first-ever morning talk show in Columbus, which featured movie reviews, TV and movie star interviews, and highlighted community happenings in the area.
When Calvin returned to Chattanooga in 1992 to anchor WTVC’s new ConsumerWatch program, he had the opportunity to continue his ability to get consumers the results they wanted. Calling the number 6-CALVIN became extremely popular because it appeared that all people had to do was CALL CALVIN to get results, and in many cases, just threatening to CALL CALVIN was enough to get results. It’s estimated that over the course of the ConsumerWatch feature’s 25 years, he was able to recover more than $10 million in goods and services, as well as money that had been spent. He’s been yelled at, spit at, roughed up, cussed out, and even shot at by enraged business owners who’d received a personal visit from one of Calvin’s news cameras during the course of those stories.
Calvin was honored by the Tennessee legislature two years ago after an investigation he conducted revealed that Tennessee law enforcement departments were forcing drivers pulled over by cops to pay to get their cars back, even if the charges against the drivers were later dropped. Calvin discovered a legal loophole that allowed police to force innocent people to pay fines, and his series of reports on the practice resulted in a change in state law that made it legal. After the late Bob Johnson retired, Calvin anchored the 5, 6, and 11 p.m. news for many years, and he was still doing it when he retired.
Calvin Sneed WRCB
Sneed works at WRCB where he works alongside other famous WRCB anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Melissa Turner
- Clay Smith
- Cindy Sexton
- Paul Shahen
- Alison Pryor
- Lori Mitchell
- John Martin
- David Karnes
- Michelle Heron
- Greg Glover
- Julie Edwards
- Joi Dukes
- LaTrice Currie
- Caroline Corrigan
- David Carroll
- Ben Bobick
Calvin Sneed Age
Calvin was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. Calvin will tell you that he was born during the Golden Age of Television, in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, when shows like “I Love Lucy,” “Leave It to Beaver,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Mary Tyler Moore,” and “All in the Family” made people laugh out loud.
Calvin Sneed Height
Sneed’s height is not yet disclosed.
Calvin Sneed Family
Sneed 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 Sneed has any siblings.
Calvin Sneed Wife
Sneed is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Calvin Sneed Net Worth
Sneed has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Calvin Sneed Salary
Sneed earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.