Award winning journalist Rob Spicker anchors WINK NEWS this Morning.
Rob joined WINK News in August of 2007 after spending nearly ten years at WFTS-TV in Tampa. He has been honored with an EMMY, Edward R. Murrow award and Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Reporting. Rob has covered some of the biggest stories out of Florida including the 2000 election, abduction of Carlie Bruscia and Jessica Lunsford and the hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. After Hurricane Charley, Rob spent a week in Punta Gorda bringing the stories of Southwest Florida's immediate reaction and recovery to viewers back in Tampa.
Rob's career has also taken him to Oklahoma City where he was involved in the aftermath of the Murrah Building bombing and covered the federal trial of Timothy McVeigh. He's also worked in Evansville, Indiana and Laredo, Texas. He is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of Colorado.
Rob and his wife Angie are happy to call Florida home. Their twins Blake and Rylie are in middle school while their youngest son Reid is in elementary school.
Rob is an active member of our community. He volunteers for organizations like the American Heart Association, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Candlelighters and the Lee County School District. He has served as a mentor for Take Stock in Children and taught classes at FGCU. Rob is also often seen on the sidelines coaching youth soccer. In his spare time, Rob and his family can be found along Southwest Florida's amazing beaches.
Follow Rob Spicker on Twitter at twitter.com/RobSpickerWINK or on the morning show page at twitter.com/winkmornings.
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