Rob Smith (journalist)

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Rob Smith
Residence Kent, England
Nationality English
Occupation Television presenter
Notable credit(s) South East Today (2009—present)
Children 2

Rob Smith is an English television presenter, best known for being a co-anchor on the BBC South East Today news programme.

Rob Smith and Polly Evans took over the co-anchor roles from Geoff Clark and Beverley Thompson in mid September 2009.[1]


Rob started his career on Radio Kent. He enjoyed seven years on the radio, ending up producing and presenting the evening drivetime show.[2]

Then joined the BBC in the South East in 1994.[2]

Rob has been a presenter and reporter with BBC South East Today since the programme started in 2001.[2]

As a news journalist, Rob has covered a wide range of stories, from hard news, talking to victims of crime or circumstance, to the more amusing items.[2]

In 2008, Rob sailed around Britain in his yacht (a Sadler 32, designed by David Sadler) 'Wild Rover', a voyage of some 2000 miles which raised over £15,000 for Leukaemia Research.[3][4]

In 2012, he cycled at Brands Hatch for the 2012 Cyclothon.[5]

In 2014, Rob was the compere of the Top Choir Competition on 12 April at the Shirley Hall in Canterbury.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Rob lives in Kent and is married with two children.[2]


  1. ^ Sturgess, Trevor (1 July 2009). "Geoff Clark and Beverley Thompson ousted by 'misinterpreted' research". Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "South East Today". 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Smith, Rob. "For Leukaemia Research". Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bulletin Issue 12" (pdf). August 2008. p. 3. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "BBC’s Rob Smith to ride for Abigail’s Footsteps". 10 June 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top Choir Kent 2014 - Report". 12 April 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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