Rob WinderKUER News Intern
Rob Winder recently received a master’s degree in mass communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. During his time at ASU, he reported for Cronkite News, Arizona PBS’ nightly TV newscast. His reporting on homebuyer “love letters” won a first place award in the Broadcast Education Association’s annual competition.
Prior to returning to school to pursue his graduate degree, Rob worked for over a decade as a data encoder for the United States Postal Service (a job that allowed him to listen to NPR podcasts all day long). As he proudly notes to anyone who will listen, his career path has now touched two professions – postal delivery and journalism – singled out by the U.S. Constitution as vital to the well-being of the republic.
Rob is a native of Salt Lake City. He is happy to be back home and enjoying “one of the best backyards in the world” again.
The spectacle of fluorescent red salmon usually attracts a crowd each year. But this year’s migration was behind schedule, and wildlife officials say the recent heatwave may be one reason.