Robb has been a part of the CBS 21 news team since February 2010. He brings with him more than 30 years of television news experience. He anchors the evening and late newscasts and serves as our Chief Political Reporter, covering the capital and anchoring "Face the State with Robb Hanrahan" Sunday mornings.
Robb worked as an anchor and reporter for WHTM-TV from 1989 to 1992. Since then he has anchored at large market stations including WFOR-TV in Miami, WABC-TV in New York, and WSVN-TV in Miami.
Robb is the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Spot News coverage in 2006 as well as an Emmy Award for Outstanding Newscast in 1997. 2010 and 2015. He has also won numerous Associated Press awards for excellence in news coverage.
Robb's dedication to excellence brought him to the anchor position for Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon in 1996, which became the most-watched morning news in the Big Apple. He left the noon newscast in 1998 to anchor Eyewitness News at 5 PM. Robb helped the station develop and present "Crime Stoppers," a weekly report that helped police solve violent crimes in New York that appeared to be, at first, unsolvable. In January 1997, he traveled to London and brought back a special report on the use of hidden cameras to fight crime, which is now being done throughout New York City. He was there when the World Trade Center was attacked, providing around-the-clock coverage in the following days and weeks.
His first full-time job was as a reporter at KODE-TV in Missouri. He quickly moved up to City Hall reporter because of his love of politics. During his nearly six-year run at KODE-TV, he was one of the first smaller market reporters to cover a national political convention through a then-new technology called "satellite." We've come a long way since then.
Robb loves guitars, cars, writing, reading and boating. He combined his love of the water and his love of writing when he became the Senior Editor of Southern Boating Magazine. He holds a USCG 50/100 ton Master/Mate (captain's) license.
Robb earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas. He and his wife, Stacey, who hails from Pittsburgh, live in Dauphin County with their two year old son Vann and their dog Sandy. Robb's daughter, Hannah, lives in New York City and attends the University of Vermont.
Robb's wife, Stacey, has also had a distinguished TV news career. An Edward R. Murrow award winner, she's worked as an Assignment Manager in Miami and Traffic Reporter at WGAL. She is currently CBS 21's Assistant News Director. Stacey also has a degree in meteorology and does fill-in weather for the station.