Rob Desir, WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Rob Desir

WTVR CBS 6 Richmond

Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Rob:

Henrico is home to champion speller Ananya Nanduru

“I’ve always loved spelling, I’ve always loved words. So, it’s really a way to pursue my interests." → Read More

VCU grad's creative way to give away garden's abundance will make you think: 'People are amazing'

What started out as an idea for Taylor Scott to feed her friends an abundance of left-over vegetables that she grows in her garden during the pandemic, a light bulb popped on in Scott’s head. Why not feed more people with a community fridge. → Read More

How REAL LIFE homes are helping real Richmonders regain control of their lives

Scattered around Richmond, there are homes set-up to help people who have been recently released from jail or prison get their lives back on track. The eight transitional homes are operated by REAL LIFE. → Read More

Willard Bailey to be inducted into Black College Football Hall of Fame

Willard Bailey, retired football coach of schools like Virginia Union, Norfolk State will be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame this summer. → Read More

New documentary 'HEARD' gives voice to residents of Richmond public housing

A new documentary is highlighting success stories from Richmond public housing communities. → Read More

Is the election stressing you out? Just breathe and then do this.

James Harris is a licensed mental health professional and founder of “The HEALing Hub” in Scott’s Addition. → Read More

Virginia Repertory Theatre reopening is 'just like coming home'

For over six months, the historic November Theatre stage of the Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond has been shut down. → Read More

Officials, voulnteers urge community to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing

There have been about 50 testing events held in Richmond and Henrico, but over time some say they've noticed not as many people are showing up. → Read More

Richmond man creates fund to help pay for removal of Confederate monuments

As Confederate monuments come down in the City of Richmond, a local organization is raising money to cover the costs for city taxpayers. → Read More

Trey Songz ends Juneteenth holiday weekend with Father's Day bike ride

Hundreds of bikers met at John Marshall High School Sunday morning to cap off a three-day Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 relief event hosted by Petersburg native and R&B singer Trey Songz. → Read More

How Wi-Fi buses are helping Hopewell schools close the digital divide

Buses normally used to take students to and from school now have a different use. They are being retrofitted with wireless routers to provide free Wi-Fi. → Read More

Neighborhood mandala brings peace in turbulent times

Mary Beth Beasley came up with an idea for her family to use a relaxation tool to battle cabin fever. → Read More

Dr. Robert Winn becomes first African-American cancer director at VCU Massey Cancer Center

Dr. Robert Winn is a pulmonologist, which is a physician specializing in the respiratory system, who loves science and loves research. → Read More

Nation's oldest black church thrives in Petersburg

"First Baptist is the oldest church in North America,” Julian Greene, Jr., First Baptist Church historian, said. "Before there was a Declaration of Independence, before there was a U.S. Constitution, before there was a Continental Army, there was a First Baptist." → Read More

La Sabrosita Bakery offers a taste of heritage with a secret ingredient to their success

La Sabrosita Bakery is located in North Chesterfield, just off Midlothian Turnpike. Throughout the day and into the night, they make, bake, and sell Central American, South American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican pastries as well as bread for those looking for a taste of their respected heritages. → Read More

Why this Styles Bi-Rite cashier is known as Lady Luck to those who play the lottery

If you walk into the Styles Bi-Rite store off Hull Street Road in Midlothian, you're likely to hear the sound of lottery machines the moment you step in. → Read More

Northside park now offers Richmond’s only wheelchair accessible merry-go-round

There’s a park in Richmond that’s trying to make things more friendly for those with disabilities. Park 365 is located on Richmond's northside and opened in the summer of 2015. → Read More

Jerel Crockett vying to be R&B’s next big star from Central Virginia

Jerel Crockett is a singer, musician, writer, producer, and quite possibly the next big talent from Central Virginia to go mainstream in R&B music. → Read More

VCU professor named National Book Award finalist for series of essays

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is a digital sociology associate professor at VCU whose work has been recognized for her critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender. → Read More

How this man uses a museum on Pocahontas Island to tell the story of his ancestors

"I've always wanted to do something for my people. Cause we have such a rich history," said Richard Stewart. → Read More