Jake Burns

Jake is a Multimedia Journalist and anchor of the CBS 6 weekend evening newscasts.

He began is career in broadcasting at WTVR as a sports intern. After graduating from college, he was hired as a photojournalist. He began reporting in Richmond full-time in 2012.

During his career, Jake has reported live from some of the biggest stories in Central Virginia: the corruption trial of former Governor McDonnell, the Wallops Island rocket explosion, and the D.C. Navy Yard tragedy. In 2016, he led CBS 6 coverage of the election, reporting live from the the Vice Presidential debate and New York City on election night.

Jake has won three regional Emmy awards, one National Press Photographers Association regional award, and was named Richmond Magazine’s “Best New Face on TV” in 2012.

A graduate of Maryville College in Maryville, TN, Jake is a sports fanatic, a supporter of the Oxford comma, and loves connecting with the people he talks to every day in the field.


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