Bob Black Retiring From WFMJ

By Kevin Eck 

WFMJ anchor Bob Black says he’s retiring at the end of November.

Black came to the Youngstown, Ohio NBC affiliate after starting his career at CBS affiliate WKBN and working there until it was sold in 1997.


“While I will dearly miss seeing him on a daily basis, I’m just thrilled that we’ll still have a chance to work with Bob on important stories,” said news director Mona Alexander. “That said, he deserves a long and happy retirement.”

Anyone who knows or who has ever worked with Bob Black knows he is a “newsman’s newsman.” The kind of journalist who gets the facts right, puts the story first and always keeps the viewer front and center in his mind. His co-anchor, Leslie Barrett, said, “Bob is leaving an indelible mark on the future of journalism in the Valley. His work on-air is just a fraction of his impact. His guidance has been priceless to me and countless others in the newsroom.”