Rob Hughes joined KOCO 5 as a general assignment reporter in January 2013. Before joining KOCO, he served as an anchor, reporter and producer at KSWT in Yuma, AZ, KRGV ABC 5 in Weslaco, Texas, and KJCT ABC 8 and KKCO NBC 11, both in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Hughes is a graduate of the University of Southern California with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Communication. He was on the Dean’s list and a recipient of the Order of Troy, presented to the top 140 of 4,000 graduating seniors for superior academics, leadership, and service.
While at USC, Hughes was host of “Political Platforum” and “CU@USC” which was voted best college television talk show by Spin Magazine. The show reaches nearly 3 million homes in the greater Los Angeles area. For his work, Hughes was voted best male host and best senior host. Some of his most memorable interviews include Star Wars director George Lucas, actor Laurence Fishburne, Grammy Award winning band “Train,” and former USC quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Hughes and his wife are active supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He also proudly serves the state of Oklahoma in the United States Army National Guard. Hughes was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Army Certificate of Achievement. He’s currently in Officer Candidate School.
Hughes enjoys spending time with his wife Rhea, and son Robbie. He also enjoys playing guitar and bass, surfing, snowboarding, and golfing.
Hughes enjoying hearing from viewers. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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