Rob Nelson Biography
Rob Nelson is a media personality serving as a morning anchor for Scripps News co-anchoring “Morning Rush” from 7 to 11 a.m. ET on weekdays alongside Alex Livingston. Previously, he was the afternoon anchor for Newsy anchoring Newsy Reports from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Rob Nelson Age
Nelson was born on June 5, 1978, in New Jersey, United States. Hence, he is 44 years old as of March 2023.
Rob Nelson Height
He is tall in stature. He stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Rob Nelson Nationality
He is American by nationality.
Rob Nelson Education
Nelson graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2000 with degrees in Journalism and Political Science.
Rob Nelson Parents
Nelson is Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, native. He was born and raised by his parents Bob and Sharon. His father Bob turned 79 years old on February 23, 2023. While wishing him a happy birthday Nelson also mentioned that his dad had health issues.
Rob Nelson Wife
Rob is married to his wife Jenny Hurwitz. The couple is blessed with two sons. Their firstborn Gabe was born on November 5, 2019. During that time, Rob, a news anchor, and reporter stepped away from ABC 7 in New York, saying that the birth of his son had “shifted” his perspective.
“For months leading up to Gabe’s birth, Jenny and I heard two bits of advice most often from parents,” Rob wrote. “Sleep now, they said, and just know your life is about to change forever. Almost four months into this incredible journey, we now understand how profoundly insightful that advice was. Life has indeed changed.”
“After much discussion and reflection, I’ve decided to leave Eyewitness News. Becoming a father has shifted my perspective and priorities, and now feels like the right time to move on after six years with the station and nearly a decade with ABC,” he continued. “I simply want something different now, and I’m excited to pursue multiple opportunities that have emerged in recent months.”
The couple also welcomed their second son, Miles Nelson Hurwitz on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 1:25 pm.
Rob Nelson Scripps News
Nelson is a morning anchor for Scripps News from 7-11 am EST on weekdays. He took the new role at Scripps News, co-anchoring “Morning Rush” from 7 to 11 a.m. ET weekdays alongside Newsy veteran Alex Livingston in June 2022.
Nelson joined Scripps News in September 2021 as anchor of “Newsy Reports.” He’s anchored the network’s coverage of a variety of news events, including Colin Powell’s funeral, the war in Ukraine, and the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas.
He has worked as a professional journalist for more than 20 years. His experience includes stints at ABC News in New York as co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning,” the nation’s top-rated early morning national newscasts, and WABC, the nation’s most-watched local station. In 2020, Nelson became one of the inaugural anchors for the cable network NewsNation.
“Nelson brings energy, enthusiasm, and his deep roots in high-quality journalism to ‘Morning Rush,’” said Eric Ludgood, head of Newsy. “Through his experience anchoring morning shows, he has developed a wealth of knowledge about how to serve this important audience.”
Since June 6, 2022, Nelson has been co-anchoring “Morning Rush”, updating viewers on the day’s news, with top stories from around the world and timely topics. The morning program includes regular features, such as:
- “Tech Rush,” which examines technology news as well as showing off the latest gadgets;
- “Family Value,” which looks at the financial and consumer news that helps all families;
- “Food Rush,” which offers the latest trends in the restaurant industry as well as profiles of culinary characters who bring food to the nation’s tables;
- “School Daze,” which tackles the hard issues of student debt, paying for higher education, and offering solutions to the challenges facing students and their parents; and
- “Media Mix,” which looks at the latest trends in America’s communications consumption.
In addition to co-anchoring Morning Rush on weekdays from 7-11 am EST, Nelson and Julie Grant from Court TV have another new project. The duo has a new show called “Afternoon Focus,” which will air in 16 markets around the country, including several where they will take over the old time slot from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which ended its 19-year run earlier in 2022.
The new show, produced by the E.W. Scripps company, is dedicated to highlighting all of the good people, good stories, and good moments that often get lost or forgotten in the midst of today’s heavy and relentless news cycle.
Nelson began his television career as a morning news anchor and reporter for WWL-TV in New Orleans.
Rob Nelson Salary
He receives an average annual salary ranging between $20,000 – $100,000.
Rob Nelson Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million.
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Rob Nelson Twitter
He does not have a Twitter account.
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