Rob Nelson (reporter)

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Rob Nelson
Born (1978-06-05) June 5, 1978 (age 38)
New Jersey [1]
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [1]
Years active 2000–present

Rob Nelson (born June 5, 1978) is a weekend morning anchor and weekday reporter at WABC-TV. Nelson co-anchored the overnight news programs World News Now and America This Morning on ABC with various co-anchors, including Vinita Nair,[2] Peggy Bunker,[3] Tanya Rivero,[4] Yunji De Nies,[5] Paula Faris,[6] Diana Perez[7] and frequent fill-in Sunny Hostin.[citation needed] Nelson left on March 15, 2013.[8] He originally joined ABC on July 12, 2010.[1] John Muller succeeded Nelson as co-anchor of "World News Now"; Nelson's enormous popularity led to him becoming a regular fill-in for Muller. In January 2014, Nelson joined WABC-TV as co-anchor of the weekend morning newscasts, replacing Phil Lipof.

Before coming to ABC, Nelson had been an anchor for WWL-TV in New Orleans, and worked for the newspaper Times-Picayune.[9]

He is a native of southern New Jersey and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "ABC News names Rob Nelson as co-anchor"
  2. ^ Feb 18, 2011 10:06 AM by Meagan Morris (2011-02-18). "ABC News' Vinita Nair leaves news for a soap opera". Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Morning Anchor Peggy Bunker Leaving KOMO - TVSpy". 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Tanya Rivero News Stories and Articles". Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  5. ^ "Yunji De Nies ABC News Official Biography - ABC News". Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  6. ^ "ABC News Announces "World News Now" and "America This Morning" Co-Anchor Paula Faris". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "(log in only)". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  8. ^ "ABC News Announces New Assignments for Paula Faris, Diana Perez, Marci Gonzalez and Linzie Janis - ABC News". 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
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