Bob has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland (where he was a classmate with Connie Chung). He worked as a news director in several states before coming to Arizona. Bob also has a law degree and was a criminal defense attorney for 15 years. During college, he worked as a cab driver, a professional rock drummer and an actor. He is a Vietnam Veteran (1970-71), and in his down time, he plays with his dog Cosmo (a Corgi-Bassett Hound mix) at the local dog park where they wrestle each other for biscuits.