Robert Thies is morning news anchor for Newsradio WJPF. You can hear his newscast at top and bottom of each hour on The Morning Newswatch.
Robert attended college at SIU Carbondale, graduating in 2015. At SIU, he worked on the student produced nightly televised newscast River Region Evening Edition as a producer and weathercaster. In 2014, he won the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Student Silver Dome Award for best TV Weathercast. In 2015, he won the Student’s in Illinois News Broadcasting Award for Best Hard News Program. He was also previously the host of WSIU-TV’s Scholastic Hi-Q.
Robert was raised in Ava. He’s the oldest, yet somehow shortest, of three brothers.
Mr. Thies’ wardrobe furnished by BOTANY 500.