Preston Willett - Sports Director
Preston Willett joined CBS19 in July 2017 as a Sports/News Reporter and was named Sports Director in 2020.
In just a short time in Charlottesville, Preston has covered UVA's road to the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, multiple bowl games and historic high school playoff runs among countless other big moments in Central Virginia sports.
Preston graduated from Elon University, where he met his wife Shannon, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2015. After college, Preston worked in Augusta, Ga. for two years at WRDW as a Multimedia Journalist. There he covered major sporting events like the Masters to major national news stories like the Charleston church shooting.
Preston spends most of his free time with his wife, their son, Charlie, and their dog Sammy. Preston enjoys being back close to his hometown of Richmond, but has fallen in love with Charlottesville between the local food and the wonderful friends.
Preston's passion in this business is telling impactful stories through sports, so feel free to reach out with any story ideas!