Bob Rumbold joined WTNH in September 2018, bringing his four decades of sportscasting experience to Sports Team 8.
Bob began his TV sportscasting career as an anchor/reporter at WWLP in Springfield, Massachusetts. Some events he covered included UMass basketball in the NCAA Tournament and the Patriots in the NFL Playoffs. Bob was also the play-by-play announcer for college football and a color analyst for UMass basketball.
Bob then moved south to his home state of Connecticut as an anchor/reporter at Fox-61 in Hartford. He has covered the UConn Men’s and Women’s NCAA Championships, the Travelers Championship, the Connecticut Open as well as the World Series. Bob created, produced and hosted the popular segment Friday Fox Follies.
While in Hartford, Bob has been an NBA studio host and SportsCenter anchor at ESPN International. In addition, he has done play-by-play for UConn Women’s basketball on CPTV and he has been a SportsCenter anchor at ESPN Radio.
Radio is where Bob began his broadcasting career. He was Sports Director at WHWH-AM in Princeton, New Jersey. He did play-by-play of the NCAA Junior College Soccer Championship. Bob travelled covering the Phillies in the 1980 World Series. Bob returned to Connecticut in 1981 joining WKHT-AM in Manchester as a sports talk-show host and sportscaster, as well as the color commentator for University of Hartford Basketball.
Over the years, Bob has won AP Awards for Sports Program, for Sports Report on Dangerous Bats and for Sports Play-by-Play for college basketball. He has also received a Special Recognition Award for NASCAR Winston Racing Series and an Outstanding Coverage Award for High School sports.
When not on the air, Bob enjoys being part of the sports community. He has Emceed sports events such as the American Legion Baseball Banquet, the Windsor High School Sports Hall of Fame banquet and the Windsor Locks High School Basketball Championship Banquet.
Bob has had a passion for sports his entire life which is demonstrated by his participation in so many sports. Growing up in Connecticut, Bob spent most of his youth in Windsor Locks where he played soccer, basketball and baseball. In 1965 he was a member of the Windsor Locks Little League World Championship team. Bob graduated from Windsor Locks High School where he was a 3-sport athlete.
While attending Emerson College, Bob played Varsity Baseball and Basketball and was the MVP of the Hellenic Invitational Basketball Tournament. He later graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and did post graduate work at Temple University. After college he participated in local basketball and softball team sports. He has been a coach for youth baseball, softball and basketball and has had the pleasure of coaching both of his daughters.
Bob has been most fortunate to turn this passion into a career.
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