Gene Cox | @genecoxrva - ABC 8NEWS - WRIC | Richmond, Virginia News & Weather

Gene Cox | @genecoxrva

After a brief career as a school teacher in Maryland, Gene began TV news broadcasting at WSVA-TV (now WHSV) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He went from there to WMAR-TV in Baltimore in 1970 and then to WWBT-TV in Richmond eight years later. For the next 33 years Gene covered local, national and international stories. During this time Gene also worked as a reporter and won several awards, including two Emmys. His reporting took him abroad on several occasions, including assignments in Russia and Africa. After leaving WWBT, Gene joined the news department at WRIC-TV as co-anchor.

Gene and his artist wife Eleanor live in Midlothian. Their children and grandchildren live nearby.

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