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
Pennsauken wrestler back on mat after life-threatening illness
A young senior in Pennsauken is back on the wrestling mat after a life-threatening illness.
N.J. couple charged after 2-year-old boy ingests drugs from contaminated cotton ball
A couple in Mount Holly, New Jersey is facing charges after a young child ingested drugs and nearly died.
Philadelphians share mixed reactions over Super Bowl halftime show
Philadelphians had some mixed reactions when it came to the Super Bowl halftime show.
Upper Merion Township first responders hailed as heroes for saving residents in apartment fire
First responders didn't think twice before running into a massive apartment fire in Upper Merion Township to save the residents inside.
2 facing charges after crossing guard gets hit by vehicle in Port Richmond
Two people are facing charges after a beloved crossing guard was hit by a vehicle in Port Richmond.
President Trump rallies at Wildwood Convention Center
Thousands of supporters descended on Wildwood, New Jersey to rally for President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
President Trump supporters camp out for Wildwood rally
Folks are prepared to sleep outside - some for a second night - to get a spot inside the Wildwood Convention Center for President Donald Trump's Rally Tuesday evening.
Philadelphia Mayor Kenney says Mummers Parade could be over, changes need to be made
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney put the Mummers on notice: the longtime Philadelphia tradition will be over if changes are not made.
14-year-old girl struck by car after getting off school bus in Sicklerville
A 14-year-old girl is recovering after she was stuck by a driver after exiting a school bus in Sicklerville, New Jersey Tuesday night.
'Everybody is open': Old City businesses feeling impacts of water main break
Repairs to a water main break in Old City could take weeks, but businesses in the area want people to know they're still open.