Bob Sabo, Assistant News Director
"I have worked in many newsrooms in many states during my career and feel like I found my home at 5 Eyewitness News. We are committed to covering the stories and the issues that matter to the community; to be their eyes and ears and to ask the tough questions when they can’t."
Bob was named 5 Eyewitness News Assistant News Director in November of 2016. He joined the station in 2003 as an Assignment Manager. Previously, he worked as Assistant News Director at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. Bob began his career thirty-six years ago as a reporter and anchor at stations in Terre Haute and Evansville, Indiana. He moved behind the camera and began producing newscasts at stations in Tennessee and Ohio. While in Ohio, Bob took a break from news and worked for a video production company in Cincinnati where he wrote and directed marketing and instructional videos for major corporations and Universities. He also developed a broadcast division for the company. Bob's work could be seen in interviews with celebrities for Entertainment Tonight, sports stars for ESPN and newsmakers for ABC News. When journalism called again, Bob moved to WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina where he developed and led an Emmy Award winning investigative unit. He moved to WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky to become Assistant News Director in the late 1990's.
Bob graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis with a Bachelor's Degree in Radio and Television in 1980.
Awards & Memorable Stories
Bob has been part of many Emmy Award winning teams in his career, including KSTP. One of his most memorable stories was an undercover investigation on identity theft in Charlotte. Before picture ID's were issued in North Carolina, his investigation team showed how easy it would be to get a driver's license with a name on it. With the cooperation of a viewer who found his personal information in a bank dumpster, his team showed what damage could be done in just one day.
Bob's favorite interviews would have to be the ones for Entertainment Tonight where he met Bob Hope, Dolly Parton, and Richard Dreyfus. He also had the opportunity to be on the set of the filming of the Jackson Family Movie.
Bob was born and raised in Plainfield, Indiana. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife Chris, a Minnesota native. They both love to golf and spend time with family and friends.
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