Calvin Hughes Biography
Calvin Hughes is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist working as a newscaster and the co-anchor of Local 10 News at 4, 5, 6, and 11 p.m.
Calvin Hughes Age
Hughes is 51 years old as of 2022. He was born in 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Calvin Hughes Height
Hughes stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Calvin Hughes Family
Hughes has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Finnie has any siblings.
Calvin Hughes Wife
Hughes is married to Bacardi L. Jackson who is a senior Civil Rights Attorney and proud graduate of Yale University. The couple tied the knot in 2005 and are blessed with two children.
Calvin Hughes Net Worth
Hughes has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million -$5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Calvin Hughes Salary
Hughes earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Calvin Hughes Career
Calvin, who received his Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Missouri, has worked in three of the top 10 media markets in the country, including Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dallas, as an anchor/reporter. He also took his pen and notepad to Lexington, Ky., Evansville, Ind., and Columbia, Mo., where at the age of 19, he started his radio career.
Hughes and his family did not hesitate to delve into the deeply diverse neighborhoods of South Florida when he joined Local 10 News. Hughes relentlessly searched for the opportunity to report comprehensively on Haiti in 2008 after reporting on a story about Haitian refugees who risked and in some cases, lost their lives on a deadly voyage set for the shores of Miami. Two years later, Hughes was well-suited to be one of Port-au-first Prince’s journalists to cover the devastation after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit the region.
His passion and indomitable spirit for the people of Haiti led Hughes to return to Haiti more than a dozen times. The Miami New Times voted Calvin Miami’s best TV news anchor in 2011, noting that he “gracefully and professionally.” covered the story of Haiti’s earthquake.
Calvin is constantly pursuing ways to introduce tales to audiences that affect our community’s soul. He was one of only two journalists from South Florida allowed to report live on the historic trip of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba. He also ventured away from the comfort of the anchor desk to carry live coverage of the four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA Championships by the Miami Heat, and the 2012 Lynn University presidential debate.
Calvin has been honored throughout his career to cover historic icons such as Coretta Scott King, George W. Bush, and Maya Angelou, as well as countless stories of national and international interest. In 2015, for the five-year anniversary of the earthquake, Calvin returned to Port-au-Prince, and then weeks later to Havana, where he provided live coverage of the historic diplomatic talks between the U.S. and Cuba.
Calvin returned twice that year and, prior to the official flag-raising ceremony, was the first American journalist to report live from the new American Embassy in Havana. He gave several days of live updates in September on the historic trip of Pope Francis to three cities in Cuba. Calvin returned to Port-au-Prince in February 2016 to hold an exclusive interview in his final hours with Haiti’s outgoing President, Michel Martelly. Calvin wrote on a historic trip to Cuba by President Barack Obama in March.
For his work in the community as a speaker and volunteer, Calvin has earned several accolades, including a 2001 Southern Regional Emmy, several Emmy nominations, and multiple awards. He is a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a non-profit advisory board member of Suited for Success, a non-profit that provides economically disadvantaged men with professional apparel, and donates his time and talents almost regularly as a motivational speaker or emcee at colleges, churches, civic gatherings or charitable fundraisers across the counties of Broward and Miami-Dade.
Calvin Hughes WPLG-TV
Hughes is currently working at WPLG-TV where he works alongside other famous WPLG-TV anchors and reporters including;
- Bryan Norcross
- Betty Davis
- Kristi Krueger
- Louis Aguirre
- Jacey Birch
- Jenise Fernandez
- Alex Fennie
- Eric Yutzy
Calvin Hughes Social Media Platforms
Hughes is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 4.4k followers on Twitter, over 2.5k followers on Instagram, and over 3k followers on Facebook.