Lane Casadonte

Lane joined WTVR as a news photographer in 1994. He spent three years as weekend sports anchor before becoming the sports director in May 1998.

His Beyond The Roster reports, profiling the stories behind the scores in Central Virginia, air every Thursday night on the CBS 6 News at 11. He has also anchored nearly every episode of Final Score Friday, WTVR’s award-winning high school football show which celebrated its 300th episode in 2021.

Lane’s coverage includes the Washington Commanders, UVA, Virginia Tech, Richmond, VCU, NASCAR, VUU, VSU, Randolph-Macon, and over 60 high school programs in Central Virginia.

He has been honored with 3 Emmy Awards, 7 Virginia Association of Broadcasting awards, 6 Associated Press honors and four Edward R. Murrow awards for his reporting and anchoring.

He has been named Virginia Sportscaster of the year five times and honored by Richmond Magazine as their readers’ favorite local sportscaster six times.

Lane votes each year for the Heisman and John Wooden awards, as well as the Dudley and Lanier awards which honor the top college football players in Virginia.

Originally from Upstate NY, Lane graduated from Plattsburgh State University and serves on the alumni advisory committee for the School of Communication at his alma mater.

He also worked as a sports anchor and photographer at WUTR in Utica, NY before heading south.

He is a die-hard (and realistic) NY Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoys running and golf and is married to former CBS 6 anchor Deborah Cox. They have two children, Connor and Mary Catherine.


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