Rob Fukuzaki Biography
Rob Fukuzaki is an American weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News, as well as host of special sports programming like Saturday Night Sports, Slam Dunk, and Chargers pre- and post-game shows. When he joined ABC7 in 1994, he became the first male Japanese-American TV anchor in Los Angeles local TV News.
Rob Fukuzaki Education
Fukuzaki attended Mid-Pacific Institute high school in Honolulu. He then attended the University of La Verne in Southern California and earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in radio and television. While at La Verne, he was chosen the university’s Broadcaster of the Year three consecutive years.
Rob Fukuzaki Career
Fukuzaki began his broadcast career for Top 40 radio station KXPW in Hawaii. Soon after, he began working part-time for KITV in Honolulu doing sports reporting. Rob eventually got a full-time slot working as the station’s weekday sports reporter and weekend anchor.
One of Fukuzaki’s more memorable assignments at KITV was an award-winning special on Sumo in Japan. The broadcast featured the three top-ranked wrestlers from Hawaii, including Grand Champion Akebono and Grand Champion Musashimaru.
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Fukuzaki joined KABC in 1994. Since joining ABC7, he has done a great deal of work for the community, hosting charity events and emceeing benefit dinners. In 1996, he founded the Heads Up Youth Foundation, of which Rob is the chairman and his wife Sharil is the executive director. The goal of the foundation is to help disadvantaged youth in Southern California.
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It has been his dream to have the opportunity to cover all of his favorite childhood teams in Southern California. In nearly 25 years at ABC7, Fukuzaki has covered Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, & Championship Boxing.
In 2016, he was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame joining among others, his heroes Chick Hearn, Vin Scully, and Bob Miller.
As a singer, Fukuzaki has written and recorded tributes for legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and former Dodgers star Raul Mondesi.
Rob Fukuzaki Age
Fukuzaki was born on July 4 in Torrance, California, United States. He likes to keep his personal life private hence it is not known when he was born or when he celebrates his birthday.
Rob Fukuzaki Family
Rob was born in Torrance, but moved with his family to Honolulu when he was 3 years old. He has not provided any details about his parent and siblings.
Rob Fukuzaki Wife
Fukuzaki is married to Sharil. There is no much information about his wife though it’s known she is very supportive of her husband.
“My wife Sharil has been my best friend and backbone over the last several years and I thank her for her understanding as well. Not easy dealing with my hours.”
Rob Fukuzaki Salary | Rob Fukuzaki Net Worth
Been one of the top weekday sports anchor at KABC-TV, there is no doubt he has a good net worth. In 2017 he sold his Sherman Oaks home for $1.445 million. His salary has however not been disclosed.
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