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
Severe storm causes widespread damage in Lehigh County, Pa.
STORM DAMAGE: A plane was tossed across the runway during severe weather on Thursday night in the Lehigh Valley.
One of Pennsylvania's largest school districts votes to make masks optional
The Central Bucks School District, one of the largest districts in Pennsylvania, voted to make masks optional for the upcoming school year regardless of vaccination status.
New video shows fight leading up to fatal shooting outside of Pat's King of Steaks
New video shows the moments leading up to a fatal shooting outside of Pat's King of Steaks in South Philadelphia last week.
Family of man killed outside of Pat's King of Steaks speaks out: 'He didn't deserve this'
Another family is grieving the loss of a life cut short amid the surge of gun violence in Philadelphia.
2 teens shot, 1 critical in Northeast Philadelphia: Police
Police are investigating a double shooting that left two teens injured in Northeast Philadelphia.
Caught On Video: Blowtorch-wielding burglar nearly burns down car wash in Bensalem, Pa.
The Bensalem Police Department is searching for a suspect who tried to break open a payment machine at a car wash Wednesday with a blowtorch.
Central Bucks School District says masks will be optional for upcoming school year
"Masking will be optional in schools and on buses, and the district is not requiring proof of COVID vaccination," says the Central Bucks School District.
Atlantic City councilman speaks from hospital after attack: 'I think everyone is in trouble now'
ATTACK: Councilman Hossain Morshed spoke to Action News from his hospital bed after suffering a broken nose and eye socket during an attack.
Petition calls for end to diversity, equity & inclusion program in Downingtown schools
Diversity, equity and inclusion: it's an education some parents want to be left out of their child's curriculum. The issue has spawned a debate within the Downingtown Area School District.
Tap water smelling, tasting different? Pennsylvania DEP has zeroed in on cause
Is your water tasting and smelling different recently? The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection has zeroed in on the cause but says there's no need to worry.