Capping a distinguished career in Chicago radio news, Bob Roberts announced Thursday he’s retiring as a reporter at WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM. His last day at the Entercom all-news station will be April 16. Ron Gleason, director of news and programming at WBBM Newsradio, called Roberts “one of Chicago’s best reporters” and “an invaluable member of our team thanks to his tremendous knowledge of the Chicago area and its transit system,” adding: “He’s second to none during breaking news situations.” Roberts, whose given name is Robert Rodenkirk, joined WBBM Newsradio in 2000 after two long runs at the former WMAQ. Earlier in his career, the north suburban Wilmette native worked as a disc jockey, reporter and news editor at the former WMET, and as a reporter at City News Bureau of Chicago.
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