Rob Stafford

Rob Stafford

Rob Stafford is co-anchor of the NBC5 News at 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm where he works with Allison Rosati.

Rob joined NBC5 News in Chicago as weekend anchor and reporter in September 2007. He moved to the main anchor position in July of 2009.

Prior to joining NBC 5, Rob spent a decade as a Chicago based National Correspondent for the award-winning newsmagazine, Dateline NBC. During that time, he won two national Emmy awards for an investigation into hazing in the military and a prime-time hour on the Elizabeth Smart case. In 2000, he received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his Dateline investigation into racial profiling.

Stafford joined NBC News in 1996 after serving as a consumer reporter and substitute anchor at WBBM-TV, Chicago. Before that, he anchored the morning newscast at WFTV-TV in Orlando and founded the station's award-winning investigative unit. His two-year investigative series on hotel crime in Orlando exposed serious security problems and led to a grand jury investigation. Stafford also held various anchoring and reporting positions at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin and KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minnesota.

During his 37-year career, Stafford has been recognized by local chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was honored with nine Emmy Awards in the Chicago and Florida markets. Stafford is also the recipient of four Associated Press awards, an Iris Award, and an RTNDA Award.

A native of New Hampshire, Stafford received a degree in political science and journalism from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stafford resides in Chicago with his wife Lisa. They have three grown children and a dog named Bear.

Rob Stafford is the anchor of NBC5 News at 5,6 and 10P. He anchors with Allison Rosati on all three newscasts.

Rob joined NBC5 News in Chicago as weekend anchor and reporter in September 2007. He moved to the main anchor position in July 2009.

Prior to joining NBC 5, Rob spent a decade as a Chicago based national correspondent for the award-winning newsmagazine, Dateline NBC. During that time, he won two national Emmys for an investigation into hazing in the military and a prime time hour on the Elizabeth Smart case.  In 2000,  he received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his Dateline investigation into racial profiling.

Stafford joined NBC News in 1996 after serving as a consumer reporter and substitute anchor at WBBM-TV, Chicago.

Before that, he anchored the morning newscast at WFTV-TV in Orlando and founded the station's award winning investigative unit. His two-year investigative series on hotel crime in Orlando exposed serious security problems and led to a grand jury investigation. Stafford also held various anchoring and reporting positions at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wis. and KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minn.

During his 37-year career, Stafford has been recognized by local chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was honored with nine Emmy Awards in the Chicago and Florida markets. Stafford is also the recipient of four Associated Press awards, an Iris Award and an RTNDA Award.

A native of New Hampshire, Stafford received a degree in political science and journalism from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

Stafford resides in Chicago with his wife, Lisa and they have three grown children and a dog named Bear. 

E-mail Rob at Rob.Stafford@nbcuni.com

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