Calvin Hughes


Six-time Emmy Award-winning newscaster Calvin Hughes anchors WPLG-Local 10's 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

For 17 years, Calvin, who earned his B.S in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, has informed viewers about the major stories in South Florida. The breaking news has included around-the-clock coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Surfside condo collapse, the worst high school shooting in American history in Parkland, Florida, the devastation of Hurricane Irma in 2017,  and his world exclusive interview with First Lady of Haiti weeks after being shot during the assassination of her husband, President Jovenel Moise. Unprecedentedly, Calvin has interviewed the past three democratically elected Presidents of Haiti. 

Calvin has always had a deep love for taking his talents to the location of the action no matter where that might be in the world. He spent days in Havana, Cuba reporting live on the last two popes to visit Cuba including Pope Francis’ historic trip to three cities in Cuba and President Obama’s historic visit.  In 2015, he was also the first American journalist to broadcast live from the grounds of the new American Embassy in Havana several hours before the official flag-raising ceremony and opening.  In November of the following year, Calvin led members of the Local 10 News team across Cuba, for eleven days, to report on the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. 

In 2011 and 2022, Miami New Times voted Calvin Miami’s Best TV News Anchor, noting that he reported the story of Haiti’s earthquake “gracefully and professionally.” 

Prior to South Florida, Calvin worked as an anchor/reporter in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dallas. He has also carried his pen and reporter's notepad to Lexington, Ky., Evansville, Indiana, and Columbia, Mo., where he launched his career on radio at the age of 19. 

Calvin is a member of several charitable organizations including the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) South Florida president, the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Mentor, president of Angels for Humanity, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  

Calvin has been thrilled to make South Florida his home along with his two sons, Solomon and Roman, and precious daughter, Sakala Danielle.