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
The Palestra hosts Big 5 doubleheader
A college basketball tradition returned to The Palestra in University City Wednesday night for a Big 5 doubleheader.
Police investigating video connected to shooting of Philadelphia Parking Authority officer
The video shows the suspect walking up to the 37-year-old male PPA officer from behind and shooting him in the ear and shoulder.
Holiday Market vendors at Philadelphia City Hall ask for more security
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in identifying two grinches involved in a holiday break-in in Center City.
Black Friday shopping makes major comeback at Philadelphia Premium Outlets
If you are prepared, like Samantha Madnat from Coatsville, Black Friday shopping is a walk in the park.
AAA expects more than 670,000 Philadelphia-area residents to hit the road this Thanksgiving
Airport officials say more than 867,000 guests will pass through Philadelphia International Airport from November 18 to November 29.
Rehearsals underway for 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade
"It's 35 plus musical numbers, floats, balloons and bands from all over the country. Right now it's exactly where it needs to be," said John Best, who is the executive producer of the 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Tips on heating your home safely; how to request smoke alarm in Philadelphia
According to FEMA's most recent data, "heating-related fires caused an estimated 165 deaths, 600 injuries, and $367 million in property loss each year on average."
The Philly Pops to cease operations at end of 2022-23 season
The Philly Pops has announced that it will cease operations at the end of the 2022-2023 season.
Bus of asylum seekers from Texas arrives in Philadelphia
The bus was carrying 28 passengers including a 10-year-old girl suffering from dehydration and a high fever who was whisked to a hospital for treatment.
Texas governor says bus carrying asylum seekers is heading to Philadelphia
Philadelphia joins Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago as destinations for asylum seekers being sent out of Texas.