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

Horry Co. committee recommends tax hike to improve public safety

  Passenger train stuck for hours in Florence County

Man found guilty of murder in deadly 2017 shooting in Mullins

  DHEC: S.C. sees over 100 COVID-19 ‘breakthrough cases’ in fully vaccinated people

  Horry Co. ‘frustrated’ over communication about vaccine programs, suspends appointments for doses

DHEC holding call with Horry County Government on its use of vaccine on employees

  Horry County Government responds to DHEC inquiry on vaccinating employees outside of Phase 1a

Email states all Horry County Government employees offered access to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

CVB unveils new Myrtle Beach lodging dashboard

CCU’s Chadwell sees big pay bump after breakout season

Lawsuit: Loris nursing home’s negligence lead to ‘facility-wide illness’ and deaths

Timmonsville swears in new chief of police

2020 deer season is coming to an end in S.C. during tumultuous year

HCPD: No injuries or reported property damage following calls shots fired in Carolina Forest

More than 1 out of every 25 people have contracted COVID-19 in S.C.

  More than 60 students and staff quarantined from Pee Dee school district

  Two men plead guilty in case of two bodies found burned in vehicle in Socastee

  Repairs to concrete barrier along U.S. 501 bridge in Conway complete

New DHEC guidance provides shortened quarantine alternatives; HCS to stick with 14-day quarantine plans

  Superintendent: Horry County Schools will not participate in COVID-19 rapid test program

  ‘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