Longtime Philly Anchor to Call it Quits


in 1977 Rob Jennings joined WPVI in Philly.

In July he's going to call it a career.

For more than 36 years, Jennings has been a consistent presence on WPVI's Action News, anchoring the weekend newscasts with his warm, yet authoritative persona.

A native of Miami, Florida, Jennings has been in broadcasting for more than four decades, and like many television pros, his first job in the business was in radio. In 1966, he started his broadcast career in Georgia, but a year later moved to WABB in Mobile, Alabama. There, Jennings was the DJ for the afternoon drive show and later became the station's music director.

"Rob has played a huge role in the success of Action News and 6abc for decades", says Bernie Prazenica President & General Manager, 6abc. "I can't thank him enough for all that he has done. His talent and professionalism are unsurpassed in broadcast journalism. We will miss him as a colleague and a friend and wish him everything good in retirement."

Longtime Action News collaborator, Jim Gardner agrees, "He's been an extraordinary example of consistency, a great communicator, and a wonderful colleague all these years. We will miss him."