Emmy Award-winning newscaster Calvin Hughes co-anchors Local 10 News at 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
Hughes, who earned his Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, has worked as an anchor/reporter in three of the nation's top 10 media markets, including Philadelphia, Atlanta and Dallas. He has also carried his pen and reporter's notepad to Lexington, Kentucky, Evansville, Indiana, and Columbia, Missouri, where he launched his career on the radio at the age of 19.
When he joined Local 10 News, Hughes and his family did not hesitate to delve into the richly diverse communities of South Florida.
In 2008, 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, Hughes relentlessly pursued an opportunity to report comprehensively on Haiti. Almost two years later, on Jan. 12, 2010, after the disastrous 7.0 earthquake struck the country, Hughes was well suited to be one of the first journalists in Port-au-Prince to cover the devastation.
His passion for the people of Haiti and their indomitable spirits has led Hughes to return to Haiti more than a dozen times, most recently to make the first historic flight to Cap-Haitien from Miami for the opening of the new airport. While there, he landed an exclusive interview with current President Michel Martelly.
In 2011, the Miami New Times voted Calvin Hughes Miami's best TV news anchor, noting that he reported the story of Haiti's earthquake "gracefully and professionally."
To sate his deep passion for in-depth reporting, Hughes actively seeks opportunities to bring viewers stories that touch the soul of our community. For example, Hughes was one of only two South Florida journalists permitted to report live Pope Benedict XVI's historic trip to Cuba, which led to other groundbreaking coverage of the people of Cuba and their gift of innovation. Likewise, Hughes ventured away from the comfort of the anchor desk to bring live coverage of Miami Heat's four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA championships, and the 2012 presidential debate at Lynn University.
Indeed, throughout his career, Hughes has been fortunate to cover historic giants like Coretta Scott King, George W. Bush and Maya Angelou, as well as numerous stories of national and international significance.
Active in the community, Hughes is an (at-large) member of the American Diabetes Association, a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and volunteers his time and talents as a keynote speaker or emcee almost weekly at schools, churches, civic events or charitable fundraisers throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Calvin and his wife, Bacardi L. Jackson, Esq., have been thrilled to make South Florida their home, along with their two sons, Solomon and Roman, and their precious daughter, Sakala Danielle.
Email Calvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow Calvin Hughes on Twitter @Calvinlocal10