Longtime CBS 21 News anchor Robb Hanrahan died over the weekend at the age of 60.
During his time at CBS 21, Robb made an indelible impression on everyone he met, and his contributions to the station are incomparable. His absence will be felt keenly.
CBS 21 sends its condolences and best wishes to the Hanrahan family during this time of need.
Robb had been a news anchor for broadcasting for 38 years. After a major heart attack, he decided to step down from his position in 2021 in order to focus on his health and spend more time with his family.
During his time at CBS 21 News, Robb covered two presidential elections, the Great Flood of 2011, and the closure of Three Mile Island, among other notable events.
In his role as host of the weekly political news show Face the State, Robb conducted in-depth interviews with Pennsylvania’s top lawmakers and government officials.
His town halls have covered everything from legalizing marijuana to boosting the federal minimum wage, among other topics.
An Emmy, an Associated Press medal, and a National Edward R. Murrow Award are just some of Robb’s many achievements in broadcasting and journalism.
A veteran of major market stations like Miami’s WFOR-TV, New York’s WABC-TV and Miami’s WSVN-TV, Robb joined CBS 21 News as an anchor in February of 2010.
From 1989 through 1992, he reported and hosted for WHTM-TV. As a journalist, Robb has worked for a variety of publications and radio stations. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism.
How did Robb Hanrahan Die?
On July 3rd, 2022, Robb passed away, but his cause of death is still unknown. After suffering a massive heart attack in 2021, he stepped down from his position as a correspondent for CBS.