Inaugurating his professional broadcasting career from Top 40 radio station KXPW, Rob Fukuzaki has more than a two-and-half decade experience in radio and television. The founder of Heads Up Youth Foundation served at KITV covering the sports as a weekend anchor.
Currently, he is the weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News. He joined ABC 7 in 1994 and became the first male Japanese-American TV anchor in Los Angeles TV news. With ABC 7, Rob has covered World Series, Super Bowls, NBA Finals, and Championship Boxing.
Bio- Age, Wiki, & Family
Rob Fukuzaki, who was born in 1966 in Torrance, California celebrates his birthday on the 4th of July. Rob carries a mixed ethnicity (Japanese, American, and possibly others), and holds American nationality. Although his height is yet to get revealed, Rob stands far smaller in comparison to 7-foot 1-inch tall basketball star giant Shaquille O'Neal, whom he often interviews.
When the sports anchor was three years old, he relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii with his family. Currently, Rob is at the age of 52.
He is pretty much close with his Japanese-decent parents, with whom, Rob often accompanies at sports games in the arenas like Dodger Stadium, Augusta National Golf Club, and more.
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Rob Fukuzaki with his parents at Dodger Stadium in October 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
His father, who turned 77 on 2 April 2019, had open heart surgery to replace a valve in 2016. Fortunately, his medical recovery went smooth, and among the credits, Rob is grateful for his nurse and chef mother, who is the pillar of their family.
Education, Salary, And Net Worth
The sports anchor recieved his education from Mid-Pacific Institute high school in Honolulu. Upon graduation, Rob went to the University of La Verne in Southern California and earned a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. While pursuing his university studies, he became the university's Broadcaster of the Year for three consecutive years.
From his professional broadcasting career, Rob might be gathering the net worth in millions of dollars. The reports of Payscale estimates sports anchor average salary is $47,538 per year. The veteran sports anchor is likely earning above-average payrolls.
He also had a home in Sherman Oaks which he sold for $1.445 million in May 2017. The eye-popping property consists of 8,700 square feet of land jolted with a center-island kitchen, vaulted ceilings, and a family room.
Son With Wife
Rob is a happily married guy who first revealed his marital status on one of his fans tweet on 19 November 2014. Although the relationship details are at a limited amount, he relishes a wonderful life with his beautiful wife Sharil and newly borned baby.
The sports anchor and his wife Sharil added a new member to their family on 21 May 2019. The couple welcomed their first child, a healthy son named Maverick Robert Fukuzaki, who weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20" long at the time of his birth.
Rob Fukuzaki and his wife Sharil with the newly-borned-son Maverick Robert Fukuzaki on 21 May 2019 (Photo: Instagram)
He thanked his spouse Sharil for her long journey of pregnancy and feels that their baby is a miracle.
As of now, they are looking forward to parenting their adorable bundle of joy, Maverick.