Bob Beck

News Director

Phone: 307-766-6626
Email: btwo@uwyo.edu 

Bob Beck has been News Director of Wyoming Public Radio since 1988.  During his time as News Director WPR has won 94 national, regional and state news awards.  Bob has received the WEA School Bell Award for education reporting and was honored by the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving for his reporting.  He was also the voice of an Emmy award winning documentary on memory.  He has covered the Wyoming Legislature longer than any broadcaster in the state and is a frequent political guest and host on Wyoming PBS.   

Bob also taught broadcast news at the University of Wyoming for 20 years and his 1998 television reporting class won a regional Emmy for reporting excellence.  He also was twice given a Top Prof award by the UW Mortar Board.   Bob is also active in community events and co-chaired the 2009 Albany County United Way Campaign with his wife Debra. 

Prior to coming to WPR, Bob worked as a News and Sportscaster at stations in Wyoming and Illinois.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a native of Wheaton, Illinois in suburban Chicago.  When he is not working he is running, mountain biking, doing CrossFit, walking his dog, or cheering on his beloved Packers, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and Salukis.

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Just past midnight on Monday, UW Zoology Professor David MacDonald and some grad students will try to come close to the state record for bird counting. It is called a birdathon.

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 G-E has launched a partnership that is intended to get more Wyoming women screened for breast cancer.   It’s called the WY Women First Program, and G-E and its partners hope to increase screening for 25 thousand women in the state.  Only 67-percent of Wyoming women currently get mammograms.  The effort is being launched by G-E’s Healthy Imagination program.   The program Vice President Michael Barber says for starters, they will use social media, notably Facebook to try and encourage women to get their exams.        

A Wyoming man is accused of breaking U.S. trade sanctions by selling diesel engine parts to a company in Syria.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that Matt Kallgren of Afton allegedly sold more than $40,000
worth of parts to an unnamed company despite warnings about the sanctions. He didn't respond to the newspaper's request for comment.

 The National Science Foundation has awarded Wyoming and Utah researchers six million dollars to study how Climate change and other factors will affect water storage and availability in the inter-mountain west.  University of Wyoming Civil Engineering Professor Fred Ogden says the researchers will develop high-performance computer models to understand complex water issues facing western states.                            .

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