Rob Stafford Profile
Rob Stafford is an American News Anchor/Reporter for NBC5 News at 5P, 6P, and 10P where he anchors with Allison Rosati on all three newscasts. He joined the station in September 2007.
Rob Stafford Education
A native of New Hampshire, he received a degree in political science and journalism from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn in 1981.
Rob Stafford Career
Stafford serves at NBC5 News as a main news anchor. He began as a weekend anchor and reporter at the station, and in July 2009 he now took the position of the news anchor. Before joining NBC5, Stafford was a correspondent for the award-winning NBC news magazine, Dateline NBC. He had joined NBC News in 1996, and served as a consumer reporter and substitute anchor at WBBM-TV, Chicago. NBC In 2006, Rob was fired from Dateline in a cost-cutting move.
Prior to that, Stafford anchored the morning newscast at WFTV-TV in Orlando and founded the station’s award-winning investigative unit. Stafford’s two-year investigative series on hotel crime in Orlando exposed serious security problems and led to a grand jury investigation. He additionally held various anchoring and reporting positions at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wis., and KBJR-TV in Duluth, Minn.
Rob Stafford Awards
During his career, he has been recognized by local chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Stafford was honored with four Emmy Awards in the Chicago and Florida markets and received six Emmy nominations as well. He is also the recipient of four Associated Press awards, an Iris Award, and an RTNDA Award.
Rob’s Dateline report on hazing in the United States Marine Corps received national news Emmy in 1997, and in 1998 and 1999 he earned several Emmy nominations. In 2000, he received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his Dateline investigation into racial profiling.
Quick Facts About Stafford
|Age||63 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Rob Stafford Age
Stafford was born on December 15, 1958, in New Hampshire, United States (he is 63 years old as of 2021.)
Rob Stafford Height
Stafford stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.98 m) tall.
Rob Stafford Family
Stafford has one brother named Christopher Stafford and one sister named Susan Stafford. He has not yet revealed the names of his parents.
Rob Stafford Wife
Stafford is married to Lisa Stafford and together the couple has three children. Their daughter, Addy, is an actress. The family resides in Hinsdale, Illinois.
Rob Stafford Salary
Being one of the top anchors at NBC5 News Rob earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Rob Stafford’s Net Worth
Stafford has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor.
Rob Stafford Health, Cancer, Illness
In 2017, Rob was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, amyloidosis where his doctors said he will undergo a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. Stafford credits his wife for encouraging him to undergo further tests after a routine physical revealed slightly elevated protein levels.
Rob Stafford Lawsuit
In August 2019, Rob was sued against the sterilization solution company Sterigenics during his amyloidosis diagnosis Stafford was exposed to toxic levels of ethylene oxide from the company’s west suburban Willowbrook facility plant. At that time, he lived in Hinsdale and belonged to a sports club in Burr Ridge. Stafford’s lawsuit against the company seeks more than $50,000 in damages. A spokesperson of WMAQ-TV said that Stafford has not been assigned to report on, or read, any stories involving Sterigenics.
Rob Stafford NBC5 News
At NBC5 News Stafford works alongside;
- David Doebler – President and General Manager of NBC 5 / WMAQ
- Marion Brooks – Anchor/Reporter
- Mary Ann Ahern – Reporter
- Stefan Holt – Anchor/Reporter
- Carol Marin– Reporter
- Natalie Martinez – General Assignment Reporter
- Kate Chappell – General Assignment Reporter
- Art Norman – General Assignment Reporter
- Phil Rogers – General Assignment Reporter
- Pete Sack – Meteorologist
- Kye Martin – Morning Traffic Reporter
- Lisa Parker – Consumer Investigative Reporter