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Anchor Rob Powers

Posted at 5:18 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2018-09-04 17:00:22-04

Email: Rob.Powers@wews.com

Twitter: @RobPowersTV

Facebook: Facebook.com/RobPowersWEWS/

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Education: Holy Name High School, Eastern Michigan University

Current Position/Job Duties: Anchor

Previous Work Experience: WABC-TV New York, NY, WTVG-TV Toledo, Ohio, WRTV-TV Indianapolis, Indiana, WICZ-TV Binghamton New York, WEWS-TV Cleveland, Ohio (Intern)

Joined News 5: August 2016

Most Memorable Stories: Any story that maintains as its centerpiece the successful struggle by the human spirit to overcome obstacles in an effort to achieve specific goals. Super Bowls, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NYC Marathons, NBA Playoffs

Awards/Honors: Multiple Emmy Awards, Ohio Associated Press Awards, NYSBA Awards

Role Models: Mom (Beth), Dad (Bryan), Wife (Debbie)… I strive to be like each of them everyday

Favorite Music: Country

Favorite Program: News 5 Newscasts (C’mon, too easy!)

Favorite Foods: Cheeseburgers and Pizza (Although it’s rare I have either anymore…)

Family: Father of Two… Husband of One

Hobbies & Interests: Being around my family, playing sports, running obstacle races, and watching my kids play their sports…

Something people don’t know about me: I interned under Nev Chandler and Mike Hostetler at WEWS about 30-years ago… and was a card carrying member of the Buddy Bell Fan Club about 40-years ago!

What I like best about NE Ohio: It’s home!

You’re most likely to see me around town at: Sporting events, MetroParks, the gym

On weekends I love to: Be with family. Period.