1984 - 2018
In addition to his induction into the Alabama Broadcasters' Association Hall of Fame, Bob was named Best Anchor in the state multiple times by both that organization and the Alabama AP Broadcasters Association. He also received AP awards for Best Reporter and Best Producer. The Press Club of Mobile presented him with the John Harris Achievement Award for "a consistently excellent contribution" over a long period of time. FBI Director Louis Freeh honored Bob with the "Director's Community Leadership Award" for his work with "FBI Files." Recently, he received the first annual Jo Ann Flirt Distinguished Service Award from PRCA Mobile, and was honored with "Bob Grip Day" by the City of Mobile.
1986 - 2017
Bob taught classes in broadcast and multi-platform Journalism at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.
Bob anchored prime weeknight newscasts on WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he also helped place twenty-two children for adoption through a weekly series called "Wednesday's Child." He also helped match mentors with children for which he received the National Award of Excellence from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.
The Ohio State University
1974 - 1975
Bob earned a Master's Degree in Journalism while serving as a teaching assistant in the department, supervising its broadcast lab.
Bob received Bachelor's Degrees in Communications and Secondary Education. He was news director and then general manager of the campus radio station, guiding the FCC application process for an FM radio license for the current WZBC-FM.