Rob Fukuzaki Profile
Rob Fukuzaki is a Japanese-American weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News since joining the station in 1994. He is also the host of special sports programming like Slam Dunk, Saturday Night Sports and Chargers pre- and post-game shows. When he ABC7, he became the first male Japanese-American TV anchor in Los Angeles local TV News.
Rob Fukuzaki Education
Fukuzaki graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute high school in Honolulu. He then 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, he was chosen the university’s Broadcaster of the Year three consecutive years.
Rob Fukuzaki Career
Fukuzaki started his broadcast career for Top 40 radio station KXPW in Hawaii. Soon after he started working part-time for KITV in Honolulu doing sports reporting. Fukuzaki eventually got a full-time slot working as the station’s weekday sports reporter and weekend anchor. One of Fukuzaki’s 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 Musashimaru and Grand Champion Akebono.
Since joining ABC7 in 1994, Fukuzaki has done a great deal of work for the community, hosting charity events and emceeing benefit dinners. In 1996, he founded the Heads Up Youth Foundation, of which he is the chairman and his wife Sharil is the executive director. The aim of the foundation is to help disadvantaged youth in Southern California. Some of the highlights of the www.headsupyouthfoundation.org work: providing low-income schools with backpacks, shoes, and school supplies, building a science lab and reading centers, and also providing scholarships for Foster Youth attending college.
It has always been his dream to have the opportunity to cover all of his favorite childhood teams in Southern California. In nearly 25 years at ABC7, Fukuzaki has covered Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, & Championship Boxing.
In 2016, he was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame joining among others, his heroes Chick Hearn, Vin Scully, and Bob Miller.
Quick Facts About Rob Fukuzaki
|Full Name||Rob Fukuzaki|
|Age||54 years old as of 2020|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
His interests include golf, music, and singing, and often uses that passion in his work. Fukuzaki has written and recorded tributes for former Dodgers star Raul Mondesi and legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. Rob’s biography is not available on Wikipedia but his information can be found on other sites on the internet.
Rob Fukuzaki Age
Rob was born on July 4, 1966, in Torrance, California, United States (he is 54 years old as of 2020.) He relocated with his family to Honolulu, Hawaii, when he was 3 years old.
Rob Fukuzaki Height
Fukuzaki’s height is not yet disclosed.
Rob Fukuzaki Family
Fukuzaki was born to Japanese-decent parents. His father had open-heart surgery to replace a valve in 2016. His dad turned 77 on 2 April 2019. He has however not revealed the names of his parents.
Rob Fukuzaki Spouse / Wife
Fukuzaki is married to Sharil who is the executive director of the Heads Up Youth Foundation which her husband founded in 1996.
Rob Fukuzaki Baby
Fukuzaki and his wife Sharil welcomed their first child, Maverick Robert Fukuzaki (Son) in May 2019. He was weighing in at 7 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches.
Rob Fukuzaki Salary
Being one of the top sports anchors for ABC7 Eyewitness News, Fukuzaki earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Rob Fukuzaki Net Worth
Fukuzaki has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a sports anchor. In May 2017, he sold his home in Sherman Oaks for $1.445 million.
Rob Fukuzaki ABC7
At ABC7, Fukuzaki works alongside;
- Eileen Frere – Reporter
- Sid Garcia – General Assignment Reporter
- Carlos Granda – General Assignment Reporter
- Sophie Flay – Journalist
- Kimi Evans – Metrologist
- Chris Cristi – Helicopter Reporter
- Jessica De Nova – Multi-Skilled Journalist
- Denise Dador – Health Specialist
- Tony Cabrera – General Assignment Reporter
- Alex Cheney – General Assignment Reporter
- Lori Corbin – Food Coach and Journalist
- Marc Cota-Robles – General Assignment Reporter
- Adrienne Alpert – General Assignment Reporter
- Rachel Brown – Anchor and General Assignment Reporter
- Marc Brown – Anchor
- Ashley Brewer – Sports Anchor/Reporter