Bob Brooks
Bob Brooks joined the 6abc Action News team in July, 2016. Before arriving in Philadelphia, he worked at WTVJ in Miami, Florida.

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Bob is originally from the Pittsburgh area and is thrilled to be back in Pennsylvania. Prior to his time in the Sunshine State, Bob worked as an anchor and reporter at WETM-TV in Elmira, N.Y.

A proud Nittany Lion, Bob graduated from Penn State's College of Communications with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. There, he received national recognition in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for his report on the potential impact Marcellus Shale gas drilling could have on central Pennsylvania's world class trout fishing. He is also a proud alum of Penn State's award winning student run newscast "Centre County Report." While in college, Bob had the opportunity to intern in New York City with the show 48 Hours Mystery.

Bob is a devoted member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. In his spare time, you can find him skiing, golfing, and being active outdoors.



Bob's Stories
Frankford family says 12-year-old boy shot through front door was assassinated
Remembering Sadeek Clark-Harrison: Family and friends in Philly gathered on Monday night to remember the 12-year-old boy gunned down while opening his front door over the weekend.
Temple University doctors seek Philadelphia residents to test one-dose COVID-19 vaccine
Health officials, including those from Operation Warp Speed, said the vaccines could be approved before the end of the year.
Doctor discusses how 2nd wave of COVID-19 is impacting Lankenau Medical Center
As the second wave of COVID-19 hits the Philadelphia region, doctors and medical professionals discuss how the virus is impacting hospitals.
New Jersey reports highest number of daily cases since start of pandemic
New Jersey reported Saturday its highest number of daily cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Central Bucks School District has no plans to suspend in-class instruction, sports
Despite their 18,000 student enrollment, only 67 students total across the district have tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Dr. John Kopicki said.
New Jersey hospitals handling influx of COVID patients, bracing for post-holiday surge
"We really have learned a lot about how to take care of COVID patients over the last nine months," said Dr. John Matsinger, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Virtua Health.
New COVID-19 restrictions now in effect in New Jersey
New restrictions went into effect in New Jersey on Thursday in an attempt to control a COVID-19 resurgence in the Garden State.
Students in the Philadelphia region should go all-virtual starting next week, CHOP PolicyLab says
Virtual learning should start next week, the PolicyLab said, and communities should be prepared for the possibility it continues into the new year.
Armed men arrested near Pennsylvania Convention Center identified
Two armed men have been charged after being found near the Philadelphia convention center where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election, officials said.