Bob has been Editor at the Wyoming County Press Examiner and Wyoming County Advance since March 4, 2004, and has a B.A. and M.A. in journalism from the University of South Carolina where he was editor of the student newspaper, 'The Gamecock.'

He prides himself on intensely local news coverage focused on Wyoming County as well as the parts of the Lackawanna Trail School District in Lackawanna County, and parts of the Elk Lake School District in Susquehanna County.

He formerly was a staff writer on the Battle Creek Enquirer and News, and from 2008 to 2013 also edited the Susquehanna County Independent in Montrose.

Bob also spent 16 years teaching journalism at Francis Marion College in South Carolina, Western Kentucky University, Indiana University in Bloomington, and Penn State University's main campus. He was a Gannett Teaching Fellow in Writing, Reporting and Editing, and a Poynter Institute Teaching Fellow in Newspaper Design.

He has won numerous Keystone Press Awards, and in 2018, he was honored by the Tunkhannock Rotary as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions toward aiding community understanding.

The native of Meshoppen said that despite being an Air Force brat, he is the seventh generation in his family to proudly call Wyoming County home.

Phone: (570) 836-2123 ext. 33

bbaker@wcexaminer.com

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