Calvin Hughes Bio, Age, Wife, Family, WPLG, Net Worth, Salary

Calvin Hughes
Calvin Hughes

Calvin Hughes Biography

Calvin Hughes is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist, reporter, and anchor currently working as a newscaster and co-anchor of WPLG Local 10 News at 4,5,6, and 11 pm in Miami, Florida. In mid-2010 Hughes moved from the morning and noontime anchor position to a nighttime co-anchor position. Calvin joined Local 10 News in late 2006 from KYW-TV, the CBS station based in Philadelphia where he had been since 2003.

Calvin Hughes Age

Hughes is 50 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1971 in Cleveland, the United States of America. He also spent several years in East St. Louis, Missouri. Information regarding his exact date of birth is currently under review.

Calvin Hughes Wife

Hughes is married to his wife Bacardi L. Jackson, a senior Civil Rights Attorney and proud graduate of Yale University. The couple wedded in 2005 in Mephis according to the paperwork. Bacardi is currently a senior supervising attorney for Children’s Rights for the State of Florida/Managing Attorney, Miami.

Hughes and Bacardi are proud parents of three children; two sons, Solomon and Roman, and a daughter, Sakala Danielle. They reside together in Miramar, Florida.

Calvin Hughes Family

Hughes has kept his personal details away from the limelight thus he has not disclosed any information regarding his parents. He has a brother whose name is not available. However, he once surprised him on live television.

Calvin Hughes Height

Hughes stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) tall.

Calvin Hughes Education

Hughes graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Calvin Hughes Career | WPLG Local 10 News

Hughes is an Emmy award-winning journalist currently working as a co-anchor of the WPLG Local 10 News at 4,5,6, and 11 pm in Miami, Florida. His career has brought in opportunities to serve as a news anchor and reporter in three of the nation’s top 10 media markets, including Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dallas. He reported from Lexington, Ky, Evansville, Ind, and Columbia, Missouri. where he started his career at the age of 19.

Hughes and his family did not relent to delve into the deeply diverse neighborhoods of South Florida when he joined WPLG Local 10 News. He tirelessly looked for the opportunity to report comprehensively on Haiti in 2008 after reporting on a story about Haitian refugees who risked, in some cases, losing their lives on a deadly voyage set for the shores of Miami. Afterward, Hughes was well-suited to be one of Port-au-first Prince’s journalists to cover the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the region.

His passion and love for the people of Haiti led him to return to the country more than a dozen times. Notably, Calvin was voted Miami’s best TV N=news anchor in 2011 by The Miami New Times, noting that he professionally covered the Haiti earthquake.


Hughes effectively looks into ways of bringing his viewers stories that touch the spirit of our community. He was one of the two South Florida journalists allowed to report live from Pope Benedict XVI’s historic trip to Cuba. Similarly, he went an extra mile to bring live coverage of Miami Heat’s four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA championships, and the 2012 presidential debate at Lynn University.

Throughout his career, Calvin has been lucky to cover historic giants like Coretta Scott King, George W. Bush, and Maya Angelou, as well as numerous stories of national and international value. In 2015, Hughes returned to Port-au-Prince for the five-year anniversary of the earthquake, followed by weeks to Havana, where provided live coverage of the historic diplomacy talks between the U.S. and Cuba.

Moreover, he made two returns to the country, becoming the first American journalist to broadcast live from the new American Embassy in Havana before the official flag-raising ceremony. In September 2015, Calvin had several days of live reporting on Pope Francis’ historic trip to three cities in Cuba.

In February 2016, Calvin returned to Port-au-Prince for an exclusive interview with Haiti’s outgoing President Michel Martelly in his final hours. The following month, he reported on President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba.

Calvin Hughes Awards

Hughes has received several awards, including a 2001 Southern Regional Emmy, several Emmy nominations, and various achievements for his work in the community as a speaker and volunteer. He is also a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., an advisory board member for Suited for Success, a nonprofit that provides professional attire to economically disadvantaged men. He also donates his time and talents as a keynote speaker or emcee almost weekly at schools, churches, civic events, or charitable fundraisers throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Calvin Hughes Net Worth

Hughes has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million which he has primarily earned through his career as a journalist.

Calvin Hughes Salary

Hughes receives an estimated annual salary of between $45,000 – $110,500.

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