Rob Stafford

Inside Biography


Fifty-eight years old Rob Stafford is a Chicago television anchor and a retired correspondent for NBC’s Dateline NBC newsmagazine. He anchors with Allison Rosati on all three newscasts. Rob Stafford was born on December 15, 1958, in New Hampshire, Chicago. Rob Stafford belongs to Chicagoan nationality and his ethnicity is white. 

Early life and Education

Rob Stafford is a native of New Hampshire. Rob has one brother named Christopher Stafford and has one sister named Susan Stafford. In 1981, Robert Stafford received a degree in politics science and journalism at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Professional career

Rob Stafford began his career as a reporter and anchor for KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minnesota. He also worked as a reporter and anchor for WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. After that, he became a morning news anchor and an investigation reporter at WFTV in Orlando, Florida. Rob Stafford founded the station’s investigative unit while he was at WFTV.

In the same time, Rob Stafford he launched a two-year investigation into hotel security in Orlando that because of Disney World is a famous tourist destination. Stafford held many anchoring and reporting positions at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wis. Rob Stafford moved to WBBM-TV in Chicago as a general a s signment reporter in September 1992. He also worked as a fill-in anchor for four years.

After leaving WBBM in 1996, Rob Stafford moved at WBBM-TV in Chicago as a general a s signment reporter. There, he worked as a Chicago-based correspondent for the newsmagazine program for almost eleven years. Rob Stafford was fired from Dateline NBC in 2006 in a cost-cutting move. Stafford moved to WMAQ-TV in Chicago as a weekend anchor and general a s signment reporter on September 23, 2007.

Rob told the Chicago Sun-Times after hired by WMAQ, “I wanted this job and asked for it.” In July 2009, he moved to the main anchor position and currently anchors the station’s 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscast. 

Awards and Achievement

Rob Stafford was honored with four Emmy Awards in the Chicago and Florida markets. First, he received a national Emmy Awards in 1997, and he was nominated for Emmys in 1998 and 1999. Stafford received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his Dateline investigation into racial profiling. He is also the recipient of four Associated Press awards, an Iris Award and an FTNDA Award as well.

Personal life and Affair

Rob Stafford has been married to Lisa Stafford, who is an actress, known for Shanghai Noon in 2000 and The Media madman in 1992. He currently lives in Hinsdale, Illinois with his wife and daughter named Addy Stafford.  ?

by Bchrome, 08 Feb, 2017

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