BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rob Hackford is a Multimedia Skilled Journalist and the Weekend Evening Producer at WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y.
He joined the station in August 2020 after spending four years away from home working at WSYR in Syracuse, N.Y.
A graduate of SUNY Oswego, Rob grew up in Orchard Park. He has two younger brothers, Martin and Paul and his happily married parents, mom Elaine, a teacher, and dad Marty, a small business owner still live in OP. The majority of his extended family also lives in the Buffalo area.
Rob returns to 2 On Your Side after interning with the station back in 2013. While in Syracuse he served in various roles like weekend morning anchor and was recognized several times by the regional Syracuse Press Club. Rob is excited to be back home and eager to share people’s stories.
When not working, Rob loves to stay active outdoors, backpacking, hiking, running or biking. His favorite color is orange, though not connected to his time in Syracuse, he’s an avid cook and home baker as well. An average CrossFit athlete, Rob isn’t one to back down from a challenge and appreciates kind people.