Robert Grasso

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Robert Grasso is an Australian, Sydney-based Supervising Producer (Sport) with SBS Television. He also serves as a sports anchor for the network's flagship program, World News Australia.

Grasso is one of SBS' longest-serving members, having worked on some of the station's biggest sporting events including the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2001 and 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics. He has reported on Davis Cup tennis around Australia and covered the Australia national soccer team World Cup qualifying campaigns in the Middle East.


With a degree in Commerce (Marketing), he began his career as a publicist for SBS TV promoting News, Current Affairs and Sport.

After attending the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Max Rowley Media Academy, Grasso embarked on a career in radio. His big break in television came in 1996, working as a weekend reporter on SBS TV's nightly sports show, Toyota World Sports.

Grasso has covered many sports, including tennis, association football, athletics (both domestically and internationally), winning an Athletics Australia media award for television news coverage in 2002.[1]


Grasso has been recognised for his coverage of various sports throughout his career. His awards include the 1998 Soccer Australia Media Award, 2000 Tennis Australia Media Award and Athletics Australia Media Awards.[citation needed]


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