Tenikka Hughes

Anchor, Cox Media Group



Tenikka Hughes anchors the 5, 6 and 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts on CBS47 & FOX30 Action News Jax.

She is an Emmy-nominated journalist and a Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Award recipient for her anchoring. She is also proud of her contribution to the Action News Jax team's Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Large Market Television.

Tenikka is from the small town of Whitakers, North Carolina. She graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, where she also served as Miss Benedict College. Tenikka also earned a Masterís in Journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Tenikka has been in the television news industry for 15 years and has also worked in Charlotte, Memphis, and Macon. She has a passion for education and youth literacy. She enjoys traveling and exploring great restaurants with her husband Timothy.