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

  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

  Fairfax leaving law firm after its investigation finds no wrongdoing

  Fairfax says remarks on scandal raising his profile are mischaracterized

  Chippenham Hospital earns provisional Level I Trauma Center status

  Virginia lawmakers praise first responders, condemn ‘daily scourge’

  Fairfax: ‘Inconclusive’ yearbook photo investigation underscores need for due process

  Probe into racist photo on Gov. Northam’s yearbook page inconclusive

  Businesses hit by lawsuits over online accessibility for the blind

  Beto O’Rourke rallies hundreds of voters at Henrico campaign stop

  Spanberger focuses on drug costs, broadband, bipartisanship in first 100 days

  Lt. Governor refutes details of sexual assault allegations, asks prosecutors to investigate

  Supreme Court hears arguments over district lines for House of Delegates

  Fairfax, accusers to be invited to testify at House committee hearing

  House leaders spar over investigating Fairfax sexual assault allegations

  House Speaker calls for ‘legislative forum’ into Fairfax allegations

  Second Fairfax accuser pens op-ed for Washington Post

  Fairfax’s possible impeachment paused as lawmakers examine options

  Northam retracts admission to racist photo, won’t resign

  Diving into your DNA: How to choose a genetic health test

  Governor responds to backlash for late-term abortion remarks

  State legislators battling over dog tethering bills

  Lawmakers to vote on first few bills to make schools safer from shootings

  Bipartisan lawmakers want referendum on casinos in three cities

  Family, friends reflect on father of 3 killed at Wawa

  Governor urges lawmakers to find ‘different path forward’ from Washington gridlock