Regina Mobley is proudly celebrating her 20th year as a news anchor at WVEC-TV. The 1983 graduate of Norfolk State University, and 1979 graduate of Granby High School started her career in broadcasting as an anchor and reporter at four local radio stations. In 1985, she transitioned to television as a reporter for CBS affiliate WTKR-TV.
There she spent six years as a beat reporter covering a wide range of issues including crime, courts, and the military. On the crime beat, she covered numerous stories that chronicled the introduction of crack-cocaine to the streets of Hampton Roads. Her stories explained how this drug left a trail of violence that destroyed families and communities.
On the military beat, Regina was on the team of reporters who covered the 1989 turret explosion on the USS Iowa that killed 47 sailors. In 1991, she transited the Suez Canal on board the USS John F. Kennedy as the aircraft carrier and crew returned from Operation Desert Storm. From the Mediterranean Sea, she met with sailors from various ships in the Kennedy Battle group who were instrumental in liberating Kuwait from Iraq.
In 1992, Regina joined the staff of WVEC as anchor and reporter. Over the years, Regina aggressively followed crime stories that included exclusive reports on inappropriate activities among federal investigators that eventually led to the early release of several convicted drug dealers.
In Virginia Beach, Regina covered the disappearance of a visiting college student, and the shocking arrest of two
Navy SEAL candidates. On the military beat in 1996, Regina spent more than three weeks in Bosnia and the Adriatic Sea. There she covered U.S. troops who helped in establishing zones of separation among the warring factions in Bosnia. In addition, she covered the heart-breaking story of orphans in Tusla. Their parents were brutally murdered during so-called ethnic cleansing.
Regina made headlines in March of 2011, when she became the first local news reporter to interview the sitting President, Barack Obama.
Called the “Dinner-Time Diva” by Hampton Roads Magazine, Regina is the recipient of two regional Emmy awards, and in 2012, she won gold in the Hampton Roads Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Best Female TV News Anchor.
Regina lives in Virginia Beach and is the proud mother of two adult daughters. In 2011, she married Clyde A. Taylor who is a Senior Operations Manager with ESPN.
Regina enjoys golf, running, cycling, and swimming. Regina also made headlines in the year 2000 when she shot two holes-in-one in 24 hours and won a new car. According to Golf Digest, the odds of that happening to a rookie golfer are 300 million to one.
Regina is a long-standing member of the Board of Managers for the First Tee of Hampton Roads. The First Tee is a junior golf program that teaches children the game of golf and essential life skills.