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Rob Powers
Rob Powers joined Channel 7's Eyewitness News Team as weekend sports anchor in 2009, and took on the role of lead sports anchor in January, 2011.

Before coming to WABC-TV, Rob was the longtime Sports Director and 5:30 News Anchor at the ABC owned television station in Toledo, Ohio.

While there, when not anchoring sports, Rob spent time as the television play-by-play voice for University of Toledo football and basketball, as well as the Toledo Mud Hens.

Rob's other television assignments were in Binghamton, New York and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rob has been honored four times with the Emmy award for sportscasting in Ohio. He has also been recognized with numerous Associated Press Awards, including Ohio's Best Sportscaster Award.

For the 39th year, the Empire State Building RunUp - the world's oldest and most famous tower race - challenged runners from around the globe to race up its famed 86 flights which is a total of 1,576 stairs. During the race, the fastest runners covered the 86 floors in about 10 minutes.
Kenneth Frilando is deaf and his story is worth hearing. He claims the "Smith & Solomon School of Tractor Trailer Driving" in Linden, New Jersey won't take him on as a student. He says he also has a New York commercial driver's license, and a safety waiver, and now he's filed suit.
During the New York Rangers' pre-game, there was flashing lights, music, and two devoted Rangers fans skating the team flags around the ice to get the crowd pumped.
The New York area's lucky to have five finalists in a national golf event designed for kids.