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 Brooks on getting the call to be part of the Action News family

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
Air quality alerts in effect due to more smoke from Canadian wildfires
A code orange air quality alert is in effect on Tuesday for Philadelphia and several nearby counties.
Mother of 2-year-old shot 3 times in Philadelphia mass shooting speaks to Action News
"I just knew I had to my babies away, that's all I was worried about," she said.
Suspect in attempted abduction of teen at Willow Grove Park Mall surrenders to police
The attempted abduction happened around 7 p.m. when the 14-year-old victim became briefly separated from her friends.
Family ID's worker gunned down inside Philly store as loving husband, father
There is no word yet on the circumstances leading up to this shooting.
Police: Dispatch errors made after first killing by accused Philadelphia mass shooter
The dispatch error has people in this heartbroken neighborhood wondering if the mass shooting the following day could've been prevented.
Severe storms roll through Montgomery County, leaving disaster behind
Residents in the area say they've never seen it rain so hard before that live wires came down in the streets.
Brother to Brother Program hosts transformative camping trip for Philadelphia teens
All weekend long, the group will have the community to rely on for support.
Philadelphia neighborhood tries to heal from mass shooting with peace and prayer walk
The walk is a way for people to reclaim their community after senseless violence.
Here's what we know about the 5 victims of the Philadelphia mass shooting
The incident started around 8:30 p.m. on the eve of the Fourth of July in the southwestern part of the city.
Names released of 5 people killed in Philadelphia mass shooting; sources ID suspect
The suspect appeared to indiscriminately shoot people with an assault rifle on Monday night in Philadelphia, leaving five people dead and four others wounded.