Rob’s brand of hard-hitting reporting has been recognized with several awards. Among them, a Jack Webster for ‘Best News Reporting’, Edward R. Murrow for ‘Best Hard News Feature’, and ‘Best Breaking News Coverage” which recognized his work during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot.
Born in Vancouver and raised in Ladner, Rob is a proud British Columbian. He graduated from BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program in 1997.
Rob began his career as photojournalist at the CTV affiliate in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. With a passion for political journalism he soon found himself in Edmonton covering Ralph Klein and Alberta’s legislature.
Five years later, Rob returned to B.C. and to CTV. Since then, he has been to virtually every corner of the province and beyond. From the beaches of Maui after the arrest of the premier to the North Coast after the sinking of a B.C. ferry.
Rob covered the string of gas well bombings near Dawson Creek, forest fires in the Okanagan and a tragic avalanche in Fernie. He spent months reporting on Canada’s largest mass murder trial and the fallout from the failed Air India bombing investigation.
For three years Rob hadthe privilege of telling B.C.’s stories to the rest of the country as the Vancouver Bureau Chief of CTV National News and two years as an anchor for CTV News weeknights at 5 p.m. but now is glad to be back on the field reporting.
He was the lead reporter for the network during Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic Games.
Rob believes in accountability driven journalism. He has grilled Prime Ministers and polygamists and chased down murders.
Outside the newsroom Rob likes to kayak, relax with a good book or by wrestling with his three boys.
He is married to journalist and college instructor Rosa Marchitelli and they live in Richmond.