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Bob Beck has been News Director of Wyoming Public Radio since 1988. During his time as News Director WPR has won 76 national, regional and state news awards. Bob has received the WEA School Bell Award for education reporting and was honored by the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving for his reporting. He has covered the Wyoming Legislature longer than any broadcaster in the state. He is a frequent political guest and host on Wyoming PBS.
Bob also taught broadcast news at the University of Wyoming for 20 years and his 1998 television reporting class won a regional Emmy for reporting excellence. He also was twice given a Top Prof award by the UW Mortar Board. Bob is also active in community events and co-chaired the 2009 Albany County United Way Campaign with his wife Debra.
Prior to coming to WPR, Bob worked as a News and Sportscaster at stations in Wyoming and Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a native of Wheaton, Illinois in suburban Chicago. When he is not working he is running, mountain biking, walking his dog or cheering on his beloved Packers, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and Salukis.