Rob Fukuzaki
Rob Fukuzaki is the weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News, as well as host of special sports programming like Slam Dunk, Chargers pre- and post-game shows and Saturday Night Sports. When Rob joined ABC7 in 1994, he became the first male Japanese-American TV anchor in Los Angeles local TV News.

Rob was born on July 4 in Torrance, California, but was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his family relocated when he was 3 years old.

Rob graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute high school in Honolulu.

He 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, Rob was chosen the university's Broadcaster of the Year three consecutive years.

Rob began his broadcast career for Top 40 radio station KXPW in Hawaii. Soon after Rob began working part-time for KITV in Honolulu doing sports reporting. He eventually got a full-time slot working as the station's weekday sports reporter and weekend anchor. One of his 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.

Since joining ABC7, Rob has done a great deal of work for the community, hosting charity events and emceeing benefit dinners. In 1996, Rob 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. Some of the highlights of the work: providing low income schools with backpacks, school supplies and shoes, building a science lab and reading centers, plus providing scholarships for Foster Youth attending college.

It has been Rob's dream to have the opportunity to cover all of his favorite childhood teams in Southern California. In nearly 25 years at ABC7, Rob has covered Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, & Championship Boxing.

In 2016, Rob was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame joining among others, his heroes Vin Scully, Chick Hearn, and Bob Miller.

Rob's interests include golf, music and singing, and he often uses that passion in his work. He has written and recorded tributes for legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and former Dodgers star Raul Mondesi.

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Rob's Stories
Lakers officially introduce JJ Redick as team's new head coach - his 1st NBA coaching job
The Lakers officially introduced JJ Redick as the team's new head coach on Monday. It's the first coaching job for the 40-year-old former player and podcaster.
Meet Dr. Donovan: The SoCal chiropractor who's changed the lives of countless patients
A chiropractor in Burbank who's become a social media sensation is changing the lives of his patients, and he hopes his entertaining yet educational content will continue to help people all across the world.
LA Rams release full schedule for 2024 season
The L.A. Rams open the 2024 regular season with a playoff rematch against the Detroit Lions - one of five primetime games they will play.
ABC7's Rob Fukuzaki tastes his way through South Korea as Dodgers gear up for 'Seoul Series'
As the Dodgers gear up for their first regular-season game against the Padres in Seoul, Eyewitness News is getting to try all the delicious street foods that South Korea has to offer.
Dodgers enjoy 'electric' atmosphere ahead of 'Seoul Series' kick-off
For most fans around the world, Shohei Ohtani's debut in Dodger blue is the story to watch, but the amount of media attention surrounding the series and the players is quite unbelievable.
Sunland family's Christmas display pays tribute to boy who succumbed to tumor
A touching Christmas display at a Sunland home urges support for St. Jude's children's hospital to honor a boy who succumbed to a brain tumor at age 7.
UCLA softball coach Kelly Inouye-Perez inspiring new generation of AAPI athletes
"As a leader, as a female leader, as a mom, as a wife, I'm very proud to be able to represent that you can do it all," said the UCLA Athletic Hall of Famer.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts reflects on his Asian heritage, groundbreaking achievements in baseball
L.A. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is always very positive on the field, as he is off the field, especially when it comes to his heritage.
Las Vegas Aces' Natalie Nakase wins first game as head coach: 'I've been preparing for this moment'
When the Aces won the championship last year, Nakase, a SoCal native, became the first Asian American coach to win an WNBA title.
Hamilton High School special-needs student inspires with performance on the basketball court
Hamilton High School senior Kayley Suen has become an inspiration to others by her performance on the basketball court.