BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rob Hackford is a Multimedia Skilled Journalist and Producer at WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y.
He returned home in August 2020 after spending four and a half years working at WSYR-TV, NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse, N.Y. but fun fact, previously interned at 2 On Your Side back in 2014.
After graduating from Orchard Park High School, Rob attended the University at Buffalo. He graduated however from SUNY Oswego after transferring to enroll in the school's broadcast and mass communication program. Rob was an active member of Oswego's student-run television station WTOP-TV and a Resident Assistant at Cayuga Hall.
The majority of Rob's extended family lives in Western New York. He is the son of Elaine and Marty Hackford and has two younger brothers Martin and Paul.
Rob has served in various roles throughout his career including Weekend Morning Anchor in Syracuse, Producer, and Reporter. He has been recognized by the Syracuse Press Club and earned Emmy Nominations for weather coverage and a 9/11 Anniversary Special.
He is excited and loves telling human-focused stories about his hometown.
When Rob is not working he is very active outdoors, backpacking, hiking, running, or biking. His favorite color is orange and he’s an avid cook and home baker. Rob isn’t one to back down from a fitness challenge either.
Above all else Rob appreciates kind people and spreading kindness.