Robert Bradfield has worked at First Coast News as a reporter since 2019 when he traded the bourbon for the beaches after spending nine years reporting and anchoring at WHAS11 in Kentucky. Prior to that, he spent six years in western Kentucky reporting and anchoring at WPSD. During his time there, he covered several deadly tornadoes and the historic floods of 2011. His work helped earn the station a regional Edward R. Morrow Award. In 2010, Robert spent a year as a reporter/anchor at WCJB in Gainesville, Florida.
Robert is a Florida Gator, having attended the University of Florida during the Tim Tebow era. He was active in the journalism department, anchoring radio and television newscasts his senior year. He was the inaugural bureau chief for ABC News on Campus, a student-run news bureau that worked with ABC News to report on a wide range of stories. During this time, he covered the 2008 election and the Gator’s trip to the BCS game in Miami.
Robert has earned recognition for his investigative and enterprise stories in addition to being named Best Television Reporter twice by the Kentucky Associated Press. Robert was also nominated for a regional Emmy in 2014.
You may also recognize Robert as the viral anchor who couldn’t keep it together while reporting on Chris P. Bacon, a celebrity pig born without his hind legs!
Robert grew up on Central Florida’s Space Coast, watching every shuttle launch from his driveway, and making quick weekend trips to the beach and Disney World. He is an avid Gators and Jaguars fan. In his spare time, he enjoys cheering on his favorite teams and exploring more of the First Coast.