Robert Kittle is an award-winning reporter and photographer for WSPA, WBTW, WJBF, WSAV and WCBD’s Columbia Bureau.
He was named South Carolina Reporter of the Year for 2006 by the SC Broadcasters Association. CapitolBeat, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, has awarded him First Place nationwide for Statehouse Beat Reporting in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He has also won awards from the Associated Press for general reporting.
Robert has been covering the capitol since January 1989 and has been Chairman of the Statehouse Press Corps since 1999. He was born and raised in Atlanta and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. While at UGA, he interned at WBTW’s sister station, WSAV-TV 3 in Savannah.
His first job after college was at WMBB-TV 13 in Panama City, Florida, where he worked from May 1985 until January 1989. He was a one-man-band, meaning he shot his own video and was a reporter. He was also a fill-in anchor for news, weather and sports. Robert began working for WBTW’s sister station, WSPA, News Channel 7 in January 1989 in the Columbia Bureau and continues to shoot, write, edit and report his own stories.
Robert and his wife have two sons. They are active in their church, Shandon Baptist in Columbia, where Robert teaches Sunday School. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, photography, golf, reading and watching Georgia Bulldogs sports.