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
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.
ESPYs to commemorate 50th anniversary of Title IX
The ESPYs will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX during Wednesday's ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Dodgers photographer Jon SooHoo has captured some of the greatest moments in team history
Dodgers photographer Jon SooHoo has captured some of the most iconic moments in the team's history.
Restaurateur credits his perseverance and success to lessons from his father, a Hiroshima survivor
Gerald Tanaka has been in the restaurant business for over four decades. He credits his success to the life lessons from his father.
Beloved CA businessman gives back by sharing successes with his community: 'I hope it lasts forever'
From facing struggles in an internment camp to serving in the U.S. military to ultimately creating a successful business, George Sugimoto has many stories to share with the world.
Calabasas girl, 10, is top-ranked skier entering national championship competition
Stella Reitman of Calabasas is just 10 years old, but she's already being recognized as one of the best young skiers in the country. She hopes to blaze a trail for other girls to follow in her steps.