Rob came to Channel 7 from ABC News, where he was a network correspondent, regularly reporting for Good Morning America, World News with David Muir and Nightline. Before that, he was co-anchor of ABC News World News Now and America This Morning, the nation's top-rated early morning network newscasts.
Rob began his television career as a morning news anchor and reporter for WWL-TV in New Orleans.
Rob's extensive reporting has taken him all over the world, covering such diverse stories as Nelson Mandela's release from the hospital just months before his death, the arrest of notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, the indictment of famed athlete Oscar Pistorius and the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. Rob has also anchored breaking news coverage of major world events, including the death of Osama bin Laden, the devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami and the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre.
Rob attended the University of North Carolina on a full academic scholarship and graduated with degrees in journalism and political science.
A native of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Rob lives in Manhattan. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring New York City.
Long Island teacher accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl
Authorities say 51-year-old John Joseph Finnegan, of Island Park, subjected a 10-year-old girl to inappropriate behavior and sexual contact during an after-school program.
Fire guts historic New Jersey church right before Christmas
The three-alarm fire started around 10 p.m. and gutted St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, of the Byzantine Rite, which was constructed on Roosevelt Avenue in Carteret in 1954.
Teacher's aide back on the job on Lower East Side thanks to generous community
Frankie Gonzalez, a Queens native and former professional soccer player in Mexico, had been a physical education teacher's aide here for three years.
Search for suspect in gropings of 2 women on Upper East Side
In both incidents, police say the suspect approached his victims from behind before grabbing them under their skirts and throwing them to the ground.
Union offers $500 to citizens who help NYPD officers restrain suspects
The SBA is offering $500 cash rewards to civilians who help police officers restrain those who are resisting arrest. Union President Ed Mullins unveiled the program, saying too often residents are taping police encounters on their cell phones instead of jumping in to act as good Samaritans.