Robert Finnerty

Morning Anchor

Robert Finnerty
Robert Finnerty
Morning Anchor
Throughout his career, New England native Rob Finnerty has shown his versatility and range as a journalist and news personality.

On the East Coast, working as an anchor and reporter for the New England Cable News Rob covered the biggest events in sports, including the World Series, Super Bowl and NBA Finals. His love for athletics remains strong to this day, but his real passion is in news, politics and entertainment. Since making his way to the West Coast, now anchoring Eyewitness News Mornings on KBAK and KBFX Rob has become the go-to talent when dealing with political coverage. Whether it's hard hitting interviews with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, or sit-downs with other congressional leaders and local politicians, Finnerty's ability to get to the crux of a given issue has helped the development and growth of Eyewitness News Mornings. Anchoring four hours of news daily Rob has covered local and national elections, the government shutdown, and live breaking coverage of the arrest and trial of Whitey Bulger, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and major California wildfires. During the Boston bombing the Massachusetts native was able to make contact with witnesses at the scene which rivaled major network broadcasts. He has also interviewed over 200 celebrities, authors and other newsmakers on the morning show often turning typical interviews into something special.

Since taking over the anchor desk in 2013, ratings for Eyewitness News Mornings have continued to grow. In fact, the morning show beat competing national shows Good Morning America and The Today Show in the ratings locally for the first time.

Finnerty studied journalism and broadcasting at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and is also active in the community, participating in events for the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter, Links for Life and raising money for cancer research with Relay for Life where he anchored a live broadcast in 2013.

He and his new bride have loved living in Bakersfield and are always happy to take part in any of the endless activities and events taking place in the community. You can find Rob on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @realrobfinnerty.

Recent stories by Robert Finnerty

Mornings One expert says Jesus had brother One expert says Jesus had brother (Video)
Dr. Ben Witherington, author of "The Brother of Jesus," talks about the link between a centuries-old coffin that was discovered and which many think contains the remains of James, the brother of Jesus Christ.
Mornings Dave Shultz widow Nancy calls 'Foxcather' killer mentally disturbed Dave Shultz widow Nancy calls 'Foxcather' killer mentally disturbed (Video)
"Foxcatcher" was nominated for five Academy Awards and tells to true story of Dave Shultz, who was tragically shot and killed in the late 1980s by John DuPont. His widow, Nancy Shultz, talked with morning anchor Rob Finnerty about the film and how true to life it really was.
Mornings Are Millennials really taking over the workplace? Experts weigh in Are Millennials really taking over the workplace? Experts weigh in (Video)
Millennials are the fastest growing generation in the workforce today, and the emergence of generation "Y," born between 1980 and 1995, is changing the face of the modern business environment. Millennial experts Jason Dorsey and Adam Rogers join the morning show and discuss the growth of the newest segment of the workforce today.