Legendary CBS News Anchor Robb Hanrahan Passes Away

It is with great sadness to share the news that longtime CBS 21 News anchor Robb Hanrahan passed away over the weekend at the age of 60.

Robb’s contributions during his time with CBS 21 and the amazing connections he made with everyone who worked at the station are immeasurable. He will be greatly missed.

Robb was a veteran news anchor with 38 years in the broadcast industry. He retired in 2021 to focus on his health and spend more time with his family after suffering a massive heart attack.

Robb served as weeknight evening and late news anchor at CBS 21 News for over ten years, covering major events including two presidential elections, the great flood of 2011, and the closing of Three Mile Island.

As anchor of the weekly political news program, Face the State, Robb interviewed top State lawmakers and officials while covering the biggest issues facing Pennsylvania. He also hosted numerous town halls on subjects ranging from legalizing marijuana to raising the minimum wage.

Robb has been the recipient of many broadcasting and journalism honors including a National Edward R. Murrow Award as well as numerous Emmy Awards and Associated Press awards.

Before taking the role of CBS 21 News anchor back in February 2010, Robb worked at large market stations such as WFOR-TV in Miami, WABC-TV in New York, and WSVN-TV in Miami. He reported and anchored for WHTM-TV from 1989 to 1992.

Robb also worked for numerous print media and radio outlets. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas.

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