In the late 70's, when Regina Mobley was a student at Norfolk's Granby High School, she was watching the ABC Evening News anchored by Frank Reynolds, Max Robinson, and Peter Jennings. After the newscast ended, she decided, "that is what I want to do when I grow up!"
After graduating high school, she entered Norfolk State University's Mass Communications program, where she earned her B.S. in just three years. While attending college, she worked for three area radio stations, working with what she calls "the greats" of local radio, including the late Chuck Beach, Dick McCoy, "Frenchie B., " and her colleague Dale Gauding.
In 1985, Regina joined WTKR-TV in Norfolk as reporter, and joined WVEC-TV in 1992. Regina has won numerous awards for excellence in reporting, including awards from the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, Crime Stoppers International and Hampton Roads Black Media professionals.
Regina is the mother of two daughters, Renee and Carmen, who are 14 and 11. Regina calls daughter Renee "a truly special child" because of her miraculous victory over cancer. "Her experience is a part of me. Through her illness I learned never to take anything for granted." Regina said during her daughter's illness, she felt the tremendous compassion of the people of Hampton Roads.
In 1999, Regina was elected to the Granby High School Hall of Fame, for being a positive role model in Hampton Roads, for excellence in her craft, and for the honor she's brought into the school. Regina is the youngest graduate and the first African-American to be inducted.
The Mobleys live in Virginia Beach and Regina says they take advantage of all that Hampton Roads has to offer, including the Chesapeake Bay, various golf courses, trips to Williamsburg, and the festivities in downtown Norfolk.
While Regina has had a stellar career in broadcasting, she also made headlines in the spring of 2000 when she shot two holes-in-one in 24 hours. The hole-in-one association puts the odds of her feat at one in 50 million.Regina thanks her golf coach Claude King and various friends who have encouraged her to continue playing golf.
Regina learned to swim in September of 2007 at the age of 46, with the help of Leslie Paul of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She met Leslie in the summer of 2007 while producing a story on her outreach program called R.A.P.S or Really Awesome People Swimming. RAPS is an outreach program aimed at teaching minority children how to swim. Her journey was chronicled on video tape and presented to her WVEC-TV audience in November of 2007. The feedback from the audience was tremendous as she heard from people across the country who saw her story and have decided to learn this life saving skill. She is now a volunteer with RAPS, helping spread to the word about the urgent need to bring to an end to the horrifying statistics that show a disproportionate number of minitory children die from drowning each year. Regina, who has also since learned to SCUBA dive says swimming has been terrific hobby for her, allowing her to stay fit without injuries. .