The name Reeves has been synonymous with WHNT NEWS 19 since WHNT went on the air in 1963. Robert Reeves has been sharing coffee and breakfast with the Tennessee Valley for a total of 19 years.
He started co-hosting Mornin' Folks with his late father, Grady Reeves, in September of 1980. Robert did news, sports and weather during the hour-long show for ten years before the show was put on hiatus after his Dad retired in May of 1991. During that summer, Robert did sports on the weekend news, bringing his unique personal touch to the world of television sports.
Robert was lured away by the call of country music and worked at WQSB radio in Albertville for almost four years before being enticed back to early morning television at WHNT. He hosted a form of Mornin' Folks and co-anchored WHNT News 19 This Morning until taking on another role in October of 2006.
Robert now does a segment for WHNT NEWS 19 This Morning called "Robert on the Road." He travels all over the Tennessee Valley to introduce our viewers to the unique sights and sounds of the Valley. He may be in a local "Mom and Pop" restaurant one morning and the next doing a show from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, underwater.
Robert loves history and tries to integrate interesting facts and stories of whatever area he is in that day. Robert is newly married to the former Jacquelyn Procter Gray, an award winning author and historian who sometimes appears with Robert on some of the shows. He has two grown children, Melody and Todd, that he is very close to and proud of and is now the proud step-dad of Jacque's two teenagers, Leslie and Jeff.
Robert also co-hosts the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and has done so for the past 27 years. He even co-hosted a very popular outdoors program for WHNT, "19 Outdoors," which ran for more than four years.
Robert has been in the Tennessee Valley for nearly 60 years, and although he is the oldest member of the WHNT NEWS 19 News Team, he says he'll probably be the last to "grow up."
Robert loves people and almost anything to do with the outdoors and would much rather be dressed in shorts and sandals than suit and tie. Robert loves to meet and talk to people, so if you see him out somewhere, please say hello!
Email Robert at email@example.com.