Rob Braun`s appearance on Cincinnati television was a surprise to no one, except maybe Rob, himself. Being the son of a show business family, everyone expected him to follow in his family`s footsteps. Instead, Rob tended to shy away from it and ended up owning a food concession business. He and his brother owned the business for 15 years working events such as Cincinnati`s River Fest, county and state fairs, and Blue Grass Festivals. Rob also ran restaurants in Cincinnati and in North Carolina.
During this time, Rob dabbled in acting and on-air commercial work. He soon found that this was leading him to more on-air work, so he decided to give show biz a try. Rob began his full-time news career at WBIR in Knoxville, TN at age 24. There, he hosted a syndicated news-magazine show and also hosted the station`s live coverage of the 1982 World`s Fair. After the Fair, Rob began to report news full-time as a General Assignment Reporter, and then was moved to anchor of the 5:30 news.
It was then that Local 12`s News Director, Don North, beckoned Rob home to Cincinnati as General Assignment Reporter. In the fall of 1985, Rob became the weekend anchor for the 6:00 and 11:00 news. In June of 1987, WKRC-TV introduced Live at 7, an innovative, award-winning newscast that was entertaining as well as informative, anchored by Rob. Shortly thereafter, Rob assumed the responsibilities of anchoring the 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 newscasts. He currently works as the anchor for Local 12 alongside co-anchor, Cammy Dierking, for the 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 newscasts.