Rob Finnerty

Morning Anchor

Rob Finnerty
Rob Finnerty
Morning Anchor
I am really excited to be a part of the Eyewitness News Morning Team on CBS and FOX. I was raised in New England where I spent the winter dreaming about the sunny skies of California. My parents love to tell the story of me using my hand as a microphone - muting the television and doing my own nightly newscasts! I always liked Peter Jennings and it always made them laugh!

I studied journalism and broadcasting at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., where I hosted my own news show on the campus television station Stag TV. Upon graduation, I was hired at a top-rated sports talk radio station, and within a year, I was driving to ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut to co-host a national radio show on the weekends. I also spent time working as an anchor and reporter at New England Cable News where I covered the some of the biggest events in sports. But my passion is news, politics and entertainment and my fiancé and I are thrilled to be a part of the community here in Bakersfield!

I love to travel and jog and spend time with my family and friends on Cape Cod, where my parent still live. I am one of four children; my brother Chris lives just outside Boston with his wife and son, my sister Lena actually just moved back to Boston after spending some time in San Diego, and my little brother Sam is in school in our nation's capital! A quick story about Sam; his full name is "Samuel," but when he was younger I convinced him that his middle name was "Uel," so for the first 15 years of his life he was convinced that his full name was "Sam Uel Finnerty," and I've always loved giving him a hard time about it!

I would also love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter - and don't forget to check us out at 5 a.m. on KBAK and 7 a.m. on KBFX Fox 58 and spend your mornings with me and the rest of the Eyewitness News Morning Team!

Recent stories by Rob Finnerty