Rob Hayes
Rob Hayes is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News who joined ABC7 in 2004.

Rob is a Cum Laude graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Il with a degree in journalism

Rob's first on-air job came while he was a student at Bradley University when he was hired by WHOI as a weekend reporter. Rob went on to work at stations in Oregon, Washington, New York, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and California.

Rob has earned eight Emmy nominations. He has also won several awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

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Rob's Stories
Food-delivery and warehouse workers face increased concerns about health, safety
Non-medical workers such as food delivery drivers and Amazon warehouse employees feel like they are at increased danger of exposure to coronavirus.
Coronavirus: LAUSD schools to stay closed through May 1, invest $100M to provide devices, free internet
Schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District will not be back in session for several more weeks as widespread efforts to control the spread of the novel coronavirus continue.
LA official, other health experts send warning to youth over coronavirus risks
While the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has hit the older population hardest, young Americans are drawing ire for breaking social distancing protocols put into place across the country.
Coronavirus: Some SoCal restaurants ignore dine-in ban despite orders from Newsom, Garcetti
California's ban on dining-in at restaurants is designed to slow the spread of coronavirus, but many establishments are shirking the order.
Cedars-Sinai sets up medical tents in parking garage to screen patients for COVID-19
Poke your head into the parking garage attached to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and you won't see any cars.
Coronavirus: Students might feel digital divide after pandemic prompts closure of LA County schools
As schools across Southern California close due to the coronavirus pandemic, some are trying to go online. But an Eyewitness News analysis of U.S. Census data shows millions of households in the Los Angeles area may not have access to high-speed internet.
DEA agents raid Compton home allegedly connected to ruthless Mexican drug cartel
Video exclusive to Eyewitness News shows a major raid in Compton Wednesday morning as federal agents arrested a man accused of facilitating the distribution of drugs for an increasingly powerful Mexican cartel.
Coronavirus fears fueling discrimination toward Asian businesses, communities in SoCal
Fears of catching the novel coronavirus have led to incidents of discrimination and has hurt many Southern Californians financially and socially.
Coronavirus: LA County health officials preparing for outbreak, urge public to not panic
Los Angeles County may have seen just one case of coronavirus, but it is prepping for an outbreak nonetheless.
Coronavirus: Chinatown business owners say unfounded fears keeping people away
During lunchtime Friday in Chinatown, the crowds were missing, but the masks were not. Business owners told us off camera that unfounded fear of coronavirus have kept people away.