Rob Blomquist

Rob Blomquist

Assignment Manager

Robert Blomquist joined WMBF News in January 2009. As assignment manager, he coordinates daily news content and assists reporters in news gathering.

Before moving to the beach, Robert spent five years at WKRG in Mobile, Alabama, and a year at WNBC in New York.

Robert attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he was a member of the cross country and track teams, but completed his communication degree at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

When Robert isn't at the station, he enjoys teaching his Border Collie, Stella, new tricks and spending time with his wife Amanda and daughters Kelley and Emma.

Recent Articles by Rob

  ‘We would love them just for the mullets’: ESPN’s Ryan McGee talks Chants ahead of ‘GameDay’

Home sales up by nearly 20% in SC, new data finds

Chants call for change with special patch this basketball season

Grand Strand vacation rental property bookings see holiday week increase despite pandemic

Group releases new survey on possible plastic bag ban in Horry County

City of Myrtle Beach sees drop in tourism-related revenue

Traffic Alert: Repair work on U.S. 501 Bypass bridge underway

SCDOT to begin repairs Wednesday after 18-wheeler goes off U.S. 501 bridge

Data shows pandemic impact on Grand Strand tourism-related tax revenues

  Gov. McMaster: ‘No reason to change’ S.C. absentee voting system

GOP gains ground in SC presidential election

Surfside Beach fire chief to retire by year’s end

Many are voting absentee in Horry County

  CCU cancels all study abroad programs for spring 2021 semester

  Billions in unemployment and pandemic-related assistance to be taxed

City of Myrtle Beach expected to extend mask ordinance next week

Two weeks left to register in S.C. for 2020 general election

  HCS parents can begin requesting switch from virtual learning

#Bethemagic’: Conway Elementary staff prepare for new school year

  DHEC clarifies ’misunderstanding’ surrounding CDC data on COVID-19-related deaths

Hartsville Police Department implements virtual training for officers

  Grand Strand leaders expected to discuss extending mask ordinances in coming weeks

  CCU to set up COVID-19 sick bay for students

Myrtle Beach City Council expected to discuss CCMF at upcoming meeting

  Tourism numbers in S.C. drop during traditionally busy July 4th week

COVID-19 adds another layer to hurricane planning in Horry County

CCMF monitoring COVID-19 developments closely

  Carolina Forest leads Grand Strand with number of COVID-19 cases

WMBF Investigates: The cost of fighting COVID-19 in South Carolina

HCS wants parents’ feedback on students’ education for next school year