Rob Owen (journalist)

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Rob Owen (1971 – )[1] is an American journalist and newspaper editor.


Columnist and editor[edit]

Owen's career included stints as a radio and television columnist at the Albany Times Union in Albany, New York. He was also a features writer at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia. His articles also appeared in the now-defunct NetGuide magazine.

From 1998-2010 he was TV editor and critic for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is currently TV writer for the Post-Gazette and Scripps Howard News Service. In addition, he freelances regularly for The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) and Variety (Hollywood, California). He is a past president of the Television Critics Association.

Volunteer work[edit]

Other works[edit]

While at the Times-Dispatch, Owen helped create "inSync," a section for teen readers.

Owen also wrote Gen X TV: The Brady Bunch to Melrose Place (Syracuse University Press, March 1997). The nonfiction book talks about shows that members of the Generation X age group grew up watching and the shows they watched in the 1990s.


  1. ^ "Owen, Rob, 1971-....". Virtual International Authority File. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 

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