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Bob has been assignments editor at WTRF since April of 2002.  Bob was graduated from Buckeye North High School in 1981.  He attended Jefferson Technical College, receiving associate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology. While at Jeff Tech, he worked at WSTV-WRKY, in Steubenville, Ohio, as a weekend "disc jockey".  

He then transferred to the University of Akron, pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering.  While at the U of A, he worked for the campus radio station, WRHA.   He also attended the Ohio School of Broadcast Technique receiving an associate degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting.  

Shortly after graduating, he accepted a position at WTRF as a production technician.  After two years at WTRF, Bob moved back to Akron for a job at WAOH.  Bob took a position with WOAC as Assistant Promotions Director, then onto WAKC, also in Akron.  In September of 2000, Bob returned to WTRF as a news videographer.   

Bob has covered every presidential campaign since 1988.  He was on scene in the aftermath of US Air Flight 427's crash in Pittsburgh.  He was part of the WAKC team that covered the Cleveland Browns move to Baltimore.  He has covered a Super Bowl, Major League Baseball playoffs and a World Series, the World Series of Golf, the NBA Playoffs and NBA All-Star Game and both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series in NASCAR.  He also covered The University of Akron and Kent State University.  Bob also was director on the Northeast Ohio cult classic, "The Son of Ghoul" Show.

Bob has been doing FOX Ohio Valley's Inside Track for almost two years now.  A two-minute segment that gives a comprehensive preview and complete wrap-up of the weekends highlights.

Bob has won several awards for promotion production, as well as, news coverage.  Bob served as Assistant Scoutmaster with Brilliant, Ohio Troop 85.  He also coached for several years in Brilliant Little League.  Bob was a member of the Brilliant Lions Club, before heading to University of Akron.