Heather Sullivan

Heather Sullivan


Heather Sullivan anchors NBC12 News First at 4 and the Fox News at 10. She also covers political, business and economic news.

Prior to that, Heather anchored NBC12 News Today for seven years. Before joining NBC12, Heather anchored newscasts for stations in Los Angeles, South Carolina, Florida, Oregon and Texas. Her reports have earned two Emmy Awards, a Murrow Award, and several AP Awards. 

She also reported from Berlin while completing the RIAS Journalism Fellowship in Germany. Heather earned her journalism degree from Emerson College in Boston and her MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

She is active in Junior League of Richmond, on the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team, and in the Richmond Area Bicycling Association.


  • Two Emmys for Best Newscast
  • Edward R. Murraw Award for best Series
  • several AP Awards
  • National Murrow for Overall Excellence


  • MBA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Broadcast Journalism & Political Communication, Emerson College

Recent Articles by Heather

  Thousands protest peacefully at gun rights rally at Capitol

  Spanberger bill aims to shed light on prescription drug pricing

  Gov. Northam outlines his goals during State of Commonwealth address

  General Assembly session begins with first woman Speaker, more diversity

Sen. Kaine urges passage of his war powers resolution

  A look back at the biggest political events of 2019

House of Representatives passed trade deal with Mexico and Canada

  House votes to impeach President Trump

  Northam’s budget plan would raise gas and tobacco taxes, but not income tax

  Rep. Spanberger says she’ll vote to impeach President Trump

Northam proposes major investment in affordable housing, free community college

  Consumers winning financial settlements from robocallers

  Senator Chase withdraws from Republican Caucus, but says she’ll still vote as a Republican

  Diplomats testify in first day of Trump impeachment inquiry

  Meet Siobhan Dunnavant, candidate for Senate District 12 seat

  Meet Dawn Adams, candidate for House District 68 seat

  Meet Sheila Bynum-Coleman, candidate for 66th House District seat

  Meet Glen Sturtevant, candidate for Senate District 10 seat

  Meet Debra Rodman, candidate for Senate District 12 seat

  Meet Garrison Coward, candidate for District 68 House seat

  Meet Kirk Cox, candidate for 66th House District seat

  Doctors using new non-opioid drug to help prevent addiction

  Meet Linnard Harris Sr., candidate for 66th House District seat

  Sen. Amanda Chase expelled from Chesterfield GOP

  Public, advocates present arguments on gun laws to state crime commission

  Virginia Crime Commission begins hearing testimony on gun violence

  ‘Just getting started:’ Trump addresses 400th anniversary of Jamestown assembly

  Some Virginia Democrats planning to attend Jamestown Commemoration

Attorney says witness will testify Fairfax did not commit rape

  General Assembly adjourns Special Session without considering any gun bills