Bob Barnard has been a general assignment reporter for WTTG-TV since 1997. During his time at FOX 5, Bob has chased hurricanes threatening the East Coast and politicians working on Capitol Hill. He loves covering late breaking stories.
Bob came to WTTG from FOX-owned WTVT in Tampa, Florida, where he worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Also in Florida, he was a reporter for Channel 6 in Orlando. Bob's first on-air job was in Las Vegas in 1984 at KTNV. He was a general assignment reporter, produced and anchored the station's new weekend newscasts, and did a stint as Channel 13's consumer reporter. Bob describes his introduction into television as "exciting days and probably the best job I ever had." As a college senior, he landed a job as an NBC page. That was in the Eddie Murphy/Joe Piscopo era on "Saturday Night Live" and during the first year of "Late Night with David Letterman." Bob continued to work for NBC News in New York, helping producers and editors gather news worldwide.
A native of Long Island, NY, Bob graduated from Fordham University with a BS degree in political science. Although Bob enjoys working at WTTG in Washington, DC, he sometimes feels he is in hostile territory - he is a life-long New York Giants fan.
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