Bob Irzyk

Professional Experience

2013 to present: Evening anchor, reporter, WINK News. Previously worked in Chicago, Dallas, Tampa and Oklahoma City.

Awards & Recognition 

Earned four Emmy awards for coverage of the Chicago Bulls’ NBA Championships and the Dallas Cowboys’ final home game at Texas Stadium. Also earned Associated Press awards for “Best Sportscast” and “Best Sports Story” on Nolan Ryan’s Hall of Fame induction.

News Philosophy

I love telling great stories and believe getting the audience the most up-to-date and accurate information as quickly as possible is extremely important.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Loves riding my bike, playing tennis, hitting the beach or just walking my Pomeranians with my wife, Jill.  Also volunteer at my church and is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Education

Graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Hitting the beaches and putting up Christmas lights in 80 degree weather.

Hometown

Chicago.

Memorable Assignments

I’ve covered 4 NBA Championships, 3 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, NFL and Major League Baseball playoff games, an NCAA football championship game, plenty of bowl games, Michael Jordan’s retirement as well as hundreds of high school sporting events. Outside of news, I helped Fort Myers police catch two escaped juveniles while reporting on the story.

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