After nearly two years in the Pacific Northwest, Robert wanted more sunshine and warmth. So, in June 2009, he moved back to Southern California to join the 10News Team, both as a weathercaster and reporter. Two years later, he took on a full-time role as weathercaster for 10News This Morning and 10News Midday.
Robert was no stranger to San Diego prior to coming to 10News. From 2000-2006, he worked as a reporter for KFMB and KSWB. During that time, he reported live on many big stories including several Southern California wildfires, President Bushs historic Mission Accomplished speech on board the USS Abraham Lincoln, the disappearance of little Danielle Van Dam, the Westerfield Trial and the Santana High School shooting.
Prior to San Diego, Robert reported in Guam (Cable TV & KUAM), Oxnard-Ventura (KADY), Salinas-Monterey (KCBA & KION), Los Angeles (KTLA), Las Vegas (KVBC) and Seattle (KOMO). His career as a TV News Reporter/Anchor/Producer started straight out of high school on Guam, where he was born and raised. While getting on-the-job training, he attended the University of Guam. He later transferred to Pepperdine University in Malibu to obtain his Bachelors degree.
From the serious to the light-hearted, Robert covered quite a range of stories as a reporter. The Associated Press Television Radio Association recognized his skills by naming him Reporter of the Year among his colleagues in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Washington, New Mexico and Idaho.
After reporting for several years, Robert wanted a new challenge forecasting the weather. He had always had a fascination for weather since growing up as a child on Guam where typhoons intrigued him rather than scared him. He finally had the chance to pursue this interest soon after completing his contract with KFMB. KSWB, down the street, offered him his first job as a weathercaster. He was hooked! Since then, hes also forecasted in Las Vegas and Seattle.
Robert feels fortunate to have lived in and experienced weather in both the dry, hot Desert Southwest and the cool, wet, very green Pacific Northwest. But, hes even more excited to have returned to Southern California -- closer to the beach, sunshine, great food, relatives and friends.
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