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Robert Townsend

Robert is a reporter with 5 On Your Side.
Credit: Doug Howell/5 On Your Side

Robert Townsend is an Emmy award-winning journalist with 5 On Your Side. Robert has years of reporting experience. He joined the team in October 2019.

Robert is from St. Louis and is glad to be a storyteller in his home city.

He has reported at other TV stations in Wichita Falls, Texas; South Bend, Indiana; Tampa, Atlanta, St. Louis and Kansas City.

Robert is a graduate of the University of Missouri and went to Northwest High School in St. Louis.

Robert has received many accolades for his work. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-America Chapter and the National Association of Black Journalists. He was featured in the 2004-2005 Who’s Who in Black St. Louis First Edition. 

He's a foodie and enjoys traveling and fitness. Robert is an ordained Elder.

You can contact Robert at rtownsend@ksdk.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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