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Bob Rumbold came home to Connecticut to join the FOX61 family in October 1995. A Windsor Locks native, Bob loves covering his favorite subject, sports, on his home turf.

Prior to returning to the Nutmeg State, Bob was a sportscaster at WWLP-TV in Springfield, Mass. He was also a sportscaster at WKHT-AM in Manchester. Before that, Bob was Sports Director at WHWH-AM in Princeton, N.J.

Bob began his college career at Emerson College where he played basketball and baseball. He ended up getting his degree in Physical Education from Southern Connecticut State University.

Over the years, Bob has won a number of Associated Press Awards, including one for Enterprise Reporting called “Dangerous Bats.”

These days, Bob, his wife Cathy, and daughters Diane and Julie call Simsbury home.

Recent Articles
  • Dan Hurley calls coaching UConn a dream and destination job

    STORRS, Conn.  — Dan Hurley says UConn has been his dream coaching destination. Hurley was introduced Friday as the school’s 19th men’s basketball coach, replacing Kevin Ollie, who was fired earlier this month after a second consecutive losing season. Hurley, who left Rhode Island after six years and two straight NCAA Tournament appearances, has agreed to a six-year incentive-laced deal. He will make at least $2.75 million in his first season and could make up to $3.5 million in the […]

  • St. Thomas More’s Quinn secures win 1,000

      MONTVILLE —  No matter where you coach, professionally, college, high school or “biddy” basketball, 1,000 wins is quite the accomplishment. At St. Thomas More, Jere Quinn has joined this prestigious club. FOX61’s Bob Rumbold has the story.  

  • Hartford Public High School honors NBA greats

    HARTFORD —  Hartford Public High School and the Owls honored three of their best, Michael Adams, Marcus Camby and Bob Nash Friday night. Banners were hung from the rafters with their names on them and event organizer Mike Forrester introduced the fellows who each gave eloquent speeches before plenty of admirers.

  • Competition rule, perks draw strong field to Travelers Championship

    CROMWELL  — A relatively new competition rule and some unusual perks have helped bring some of golf’s biggest names to Connecticut this week for the Travelers Championship. Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson are among those playing at TPC River Highlands. Spieth’s and McIlroy’s participation fulfills their obligations under a 2016 PGA Tour rule that requires players who didn’t start at least 25 tournaments in the previous season to add an event that they hadn’t played in […]

  • Trinity splits double header with Middlebury

    HARTFORD — The Trinity Bantams and Middlebury Panthers both won a game in a double header Saturday afternoon. The  Bantams took game one by 9-3 In game two, at the top of the third Jason Lock rips a hit over second base that lets Justin Han jog home from third and panthers lead 2-0. In the fourth, Tyler Forgione  hit a grounder to short and he was out at first but Johnny Stamatis gets Trinity on the board, 2-1. Bantam defense trying to keep it a […]

  • Rebecca Lobo elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

      PHOENIX. —  Many, many moons ago I was working north of the border and there was this freshman phenom from Southwick, Mass., who was our athlete of the week, her name: Rebecca Lobo. From there, she went on to play for the UConn Huskies, then pro basketball, followed by a broadcasting career. Now, she’s in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Lobo was a part of the Huskies 1995 National Championship team who went 35-0, defeating Tennessee, 70-64. It was the Huskies first […]

  • Former Husky football player has success by staying in state

    STORRS — The return of Randy Edsall as UConn football coach has brought back memories of former Huskies who have been successful thanks to the help of the head coach. Dan Orlovsky, of course, with the Lions, Sean Mulcahy working on the UConn football games on SNY, and then there is former Husky running back, Andre Dixon. Not only has the New Jersey native done well after UConn, he has stayed in the Nutmeg State to do it. Andre has […]

  • Yard Goats look ahead to their season

    HARTFORD — It was a bright sunny day Thursday and of felt like baseball weather. Well, early spring in Connecticut anyway. With the Yard Goats season hopefully happening in Hartford this year, it was time to talk baseball at the Yard Goats Hot Stove Luncheon, Thursday.  

  • Randy Edsall returning to coach UConn football again

    STORRS – The former head coach for the UConn Huskies football team is returning to the program to coach again. A formal announcement was made by the athletic department Wednesday morning. Edsall led the program from 1999 through 2010 before leaving for Maryland for the same position. He compiled a 22-24 record while leading the Terripans before being fired midway through his fifth season. The move comes just days after Bob Diaco was fired following a 3-9 season that was […]

  • UConn Huskies beat Maine Black Bears, 24-21 in tight season opener

    EAST HARTFORD – UConn moved ahead of Maine with 11 seconds left in the game to beat the Black Bears 24-21. UConn and Maine were knotted at 14 at halftime in their season opener after Maine scored with :01 second remaining in the third quarter. The Huskies started the fourth quarter with the ball but a strip sack was taken to the house by Maine to give them the leads over UConn 21-14 with 9:56 remaining in the game. UConn tied it up 21-21 as […]