Rob Stafford

Rob Stafford

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Updated On November 19, 2021

Rob Stafford is a famous American News reporter and Anchor. Rob Stafford is widely famous as the reporter for NBC5 News at 5&6P with Allison Rosati.

Early Life and Childhood

Rob Stafford was born on 15th December 1958 in New Hampshire, Unites States. He is 62 years old and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. His Full birth name is Robert R Stafford. He was born into a caucasian family. However, the NBC5 reporter has kept his father’s name and mother’s name secret from the media. He has two siblings in his family Susan Stafford, Christopher Stafford. From a religious point of view, he is a Christian. On the other, we will let you know about Rob’s parents and their profession after a short review.

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Caption: Rob Stafford’s daughter during her graduation(source: Twitter)

Moving into the educational background, Stafford completed his school level at a local school. However, he has managed to keep his school’s name secret from the media. Moreover, the NBC5 anchor has earned a degree in Political science and Journalism from Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota in 1981.

Professional Life

Stafford started his journalism career and anchor for Duluth, Minnesota’s KBJR-TV, and Green Bay, Wisconsin’s WFRV-TV. He went on to work as a morning news anchor and investigative reporter for WFTV-TV in Orlando, Florida. He formed WFTV’s investigating section and commenced a two-year study of hotel security in Orlando, which is a prominent tourist destination due to Disney World. His analysis revealed severe security flaws for visitors, leading to a grand jury probe.

He began working as a general assignment reporter for WBBM-TV in Chicago in September 1992. He also worked as a fill-in anchor for the station throughout his four years there. Likewise, he resigned from WBBM in 1996 to start NBC’s Dateline NBC newsmagazine program. Moreover, he worked for nearly 11 years as a Chicago-based reporter for NBC’s Dateline NBC newsmagazine. In a cost-cutting measure, he was sacked from Dateline NBC in 2006.

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Caption: Rob Stafford in NBC5 studio with Allison Rosati(source: Twitter)

After that, he began working as a weekend anchor and worked as a reporter for WMAQ-TV in Chicago from September 23, 2007. After WMAQ recruited him, he told the Chicago Sun-Times, “I wanted this position and begged for it.” Additionally, he was appointed to the main anchor in July 2009 and now anchors the station’s 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts.


Stafford received two national news Emmys while at Dateline. In addition, in 2000, he received the Edward R. Murrow Award for his Dateline investigation on racial profiling.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Rob Stafford with his wife and daughter (source: Twitter)

Moving into the relationship status, Stafford is a husband and a father. His sexual orientation is straight. He is married to his wife Lisa Stafford. The couple has a deep understanding between them. Moreover, Rob and Lisa support each other in every stage of their life. The couple welcomed their daughter Addy Stafford. Addy is an emerging actress. She has completed her graduation from the University of Southern California in 2018. In fact, Addy also graduated with a degree in Journalism from Anneberg School of Journalism.

Body Measurement

Talking about body measurement, Rob is in a good health now and has a well-maintained body. Previously, he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, amyloidosis in 2017. He has done bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy for treatment. Moreover, he stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall. He has brown eyes along with grey hair.

Social media and Net Worth

moving into social media availability, Rob has a noticeable presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. he has more than 21k followers on Facebook and more than 3k followers on Twitter.

In addition, Rob has earned a pretty handful sum of money from his career. However, the NBC anchor has not revealed his annual income or salary in the media yet. As per the sources, he has an estimated net worth of around $2 million.