As the criminal and legal affairs reporter for WBEZ, Rob is responsible for covering federal and state courts as well as law enforcement agencies and issues of crime.
Rob joined Chicago Public Radio in September 2004 as an intern for Eight Forty-Eight, later becoming a freelance contributor for the news department.
Rob’s work is featured on 848, as well as NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He’s also contributed to This American Life, the CBC, various BBC programs and Voice of America.
Rob's reporting has been recognized with several Edward R. Murrow Awards, PRNDI’s, Lisagors, and he’s received numerous awards from the Associated Press in both Illinois and Indiana. In 2010, AP Illinois gave him awards for best news writer and best reporter.
In addition to reporting Rob enjoys speaking to students about his work. He’s also taught journalism at North Park University. Rob has an M.A. in Journalism from Columbia College and a B.A. in Philosophy from Calvin College.
Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Rob resides in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago with his wife, Christine.