Don’t let Bob’s size fool you. He was a hard-nosed hockey player growing up in Buffalo, New York. Once he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Medaille College, he launched his broadcasting career.
First stop, a TV station in Binghamton, New York where he served as chief meteorologist. That was the beginning of a television career that has now spanned three decades.
From New York Bob ventured south to Columbus, Georgia, Jackson, Mississippi, then on to Las Vegas, Nevada, honing his meteorology skills with each stop. He spent ten years in Vegas working at three different stations.
In 2004 Bob joined the weather team at KPHO in Phoenix, Arizona where he worked for three years.
Then in 2006 he returned to Columbus, Georgia where he had met his wife Teresa earlier. He came on board as chief meteorologist at WRBL and put down roots in the community. He proudly follows in the footsteps of previous chief meteorologists at News 3, including the legendary Doug Wallace and Mitzi Oxford.
Bob has been a trailblazer in weather forecasting in the Columbus market. He initiated the concept of the First Alert Weather Team, which reflects his personal commitment to being first in getting critical weather information on the air and online.
Weather may be Bob’s specialty, but it’s certainly not his sole focus. His name is synonymous with dozens of charity events which he proudly hosts each year. Never will it ever be said that Bob Jeswald is a man without a cause.