Bob Wiltfong

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Bob Wiltfong
Robert Wiltfong

(1969-11-26) November 26, 1969 (age 49)

Robert "Bob" Wiltfong (born November 26, 1969) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central, as well as appearances on Chappelle's Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.[1] Wiltfong was a true-life newscaster for 10 years, making him the first correspondent in Daily Show history to have worked as a traditional news reporter.[2] In an interview, Wiltfong revealed that he decided to exit the world of non-satirical journalism after the September 11, 2001 attacks, during which he lost a close friend, cameraman Glen Pettit.[3]

Wiltfong has won 4 regional, individual Emmys for television performance and has been nominated for 14 others.[4] He was part of The Daily Show's 2004 winning submission for the prestigious Peabody Award and was featured on the election year wrap up DVD put out by Comedy Central.[5] He was a member of Neutrino, an improv comedy team in New York City.[6] Additionally, Wiltfong has been featured in national commercials for AOL, Microsoft, Staples, Domino's Pizza and other corporate interests.

In 2010, Wiltfong was selected to star in a national ad campaign for Nationwide Insurance, playing the Nationwide spokesman in a series of nationally broadcast television commercials that aired throughout 2010.[7]


  1. ^ "Bob Wiltfong at Hollywood Improv". Hollywood Improv. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  2. ^ Friedman, Jon (2009-01-27). Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled. Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 9780345513243.
  3. ^ S, Danielle (2005-03-24). "The Kentucky Democrat: My Exclusive Interview with Bob Wiltfong". The Kentucky Democrat. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  4. ^ "Meet Our Leadership Team | Business Writing Consultants". Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  5. ^ Stewart, Jon; Colbert, Stephen; Bee, Samantha; Corddry, Rob; Helms, Ed; Carell, Steve; Wiltfong, Bob; Comedy Central (Firm); Paramount Pictures Corporation (2005), The Daily show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004. Disc 3, Disc 3, Paramount Home Entertainment, ISBN 9781415705407, retrieved 2019-02-21
  6. ^ "Matt Obert & Bob Wiltfong". Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  7. ^ "Ask for it by name: Bob Wiltfong for Nationwide Insurance - McKinney". 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2019-02-21.

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