Last updated on May 16th, 2023 at 01:21 am
Calvin Hughes Biography
Calvin Hughes is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist, anchor and reporter currently working as a co-anchor of WPLG Local 10 News at 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m., in Miami, Florida. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., an advisory board member for Suited for Success, a nonprofit that provides professional attire to economically disadvantaged men.
Calvin Hughes Education
Calvin attended and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in journalism.
Calvin Hughes Age
How old is Calvin? Calvin is 52 years old as of 2023. He was born in 1971, in the United States of America. His information regarding when he celebrates his birthday is currently under review. ALSO READ: Sam Brock
Calvin Hughes Nationality | Ethnicity
Hughes holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in the United States of America. He is of African-American ethnicity/heritage.
Calvin Hughes Height
Calvin stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m). Information regarding his other body measurements is currently not available.
Calvin Hughes Family | Parents
Calvin was born and raised in the United States of America by his parents. Information regarding his parents including his mother and father is currently under review. READ: Steve Howey
Calvin Hughes Brother
Hughes has a brother whose name is currently not available in the limelight. However, he once surprised him once on live TV.
Calvin Hughes Wife
Who is Calvin’s Wife? Calvin is currently married to his wife Bacardi L. Jackson, a senior Civil Rights Attorney. She currently works as a Senior Supervising Attorney for Children’s Rights for the State of Florida/Managing Attorney, in Miami. The couple got married through a private wedding in 2015, in Memphis.
Calvin Hughes Salary
Hughes working as a co-anchor at WPLG Local 10 News earns an estimated annual salary ranging from $45,000 – $120,000.
Calvin Hughes Net Worth
Calvin Hughes as an accomplished American Emmy Award-winning journalist, anchor and reporter has an estimated net worth of $3 million. RELATED: Liane Morejon
Calvin Hughes WPLG Local 10 News
Calvin Hughes, a highly esteemed news anchor, is recognized for his outstanding career and six Emmy Awards. He holds the anchor position for WPLG-Local 10’s 4, 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts, where he keeps viewers well-informed about significant events in South Florida.
Throughout his career, Calvin has covered a wide range of impactful stories. These include extensive reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, the tragic Surfside condo collapse in 2021, the devastating Parkland high school shooting, the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017, and an exclusive interview with the First Lady of Haiti following the assassination of her husband, President Jovenel Moise. Notably, Calvin has had the rare opportunity to interview the past three democratically elected Presidents of Haiti, a remarkable achievement.
Calvin’s dedication to journalism has taken him to various locations worldwide. He has reported live from Havana, Cuba, providing coverage on the visits of Pope Francis and President Obama. In 2015, he made history as the first American journalist to broadcast from the newly established American Embassy in Havana. Additionally, he led the Local 10 News team on an extensive assignment in Cuba to cover the passing of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Recognized for his exceptional reporting, Calvin was voted Miami’s Best TV News Anchor in 2011 and 2022 by Miami New Times. His coverage of Haiti’s earthquake was particularly praised for its grace and professionalism.
Before joining South Florida, Calvin gained experience as an anchor and reporter in prominent cities such as Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dallas. He began his career in radio at the age of 19, starting in Lexington, KY, and later working in Evansville, Indiana, and Columbia, Missouri.
In addition to his journalism work, Calvin actively contributes to charitable organizations, demonstrating his commitment to community engagement. He holds leadership positions in various groups, including serving as the president of the South Florida chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). He mentors through the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, holds the position of president for Angels for Humanity, and actively participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. Calvin also takes pride in his membership in Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.