NBC12 VIEWPOINT: Stephanie Rochon's Legacy

By: Kym Grinnage

On Wednesday of this week the Richmond community and especially the media community lost a friend and a colleague, when Stephanie Rochon passed away.

Stephanie, a legacy, award winning anchor for CBS6, has co-anchored their evening and late newscasts for 15 years. Although Stephanie had a profound love for the media business, it was the work she did off of the anchor desk that helped define this compassionate and caring person many of us know.

She was best known for her monthly on air Buddy Check 6, where she championed the importance of breast cancer awareness.

She was born in Tacoma, Washington and a graduate of Louisiana State University. Stephanie was raised in a military family and started her career in radio before switching to television. She later called Richmond home when she joined WTVR in 1999.

Stephanie was also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Links, Incorporated.

On behalf of the NBC12 family, our condolences go out to her family, her husband Jeff, and their two sons.

Whether you were with Stephanie in person or spent many years watching her on television, when you were with her, you knew you were in the presence of grace.