Rob MetzgerNEWS9 Sports

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Rob joined the NEWS9 Sports team in February 2007 as a sports anchor and reporter, making a return home to the Ohio Valley.

The New Philadelphia, Ohio native brought his passion for local sports back to the Valley after working as Sports Director at WWAY-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina. There he covered a number of exciting sporting events, including UNC-Wilmington's run to the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Before stopping at the beach, Rob first became familiar with the sports scene in West Virginia, serving as Sports Director at WOAY-TV in the southern part of the state. While there, he had the opportunity to provide live coverage of two WVU trips to the Gator Bowl.

Rob is a 2003 graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, and a 1999 graduate of New Philadelphia High School.

His parents still reside in Tuscarawas County and he has one younger brother who is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio.

Rob and his wife, Kim, were married in June of 2012 and they reside in Hancock County, WV. They have one daughter, Tessa, born in 2014.

Rob would love to hear any local sports story ideas, so feel free to contact him at the station or via his Twitter or Facebook page.