Rob Fukuzaki Biography
Rob Fukuzaki is an American sports/news anchor, reporter, and host working for ABC7 Los Angeles. He joined the station in 1994.
Rob Fukuzaki Date of Birth / Birthday
Fukuzaki was born in Torrance, California on July 4, 1966. He celebrates his birthdate on the 4th of July every year. He is 66 years as of 2022.
Rob Fukuzaki Measurements/Height/How Tall is Rob Fukuzaki?
Fukuzaki stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Rob Fukuzaki Partner/ Husband or Wife/Spouse/Married
Fukuzaki is married to his wife Sharil who is the executive director of the Heads Up Youth Foundation which was founded in 1996 by her husband. The two tied the knot in 2011. On August 8 2021 they celebrated ten years in marriage.
Rob Fukuzaki Kids/Children
Fukuzaki and his wife are proud parents of Maverick Robert who was born on May 21, 2019.
Rob Fukuzaki Relatives/ Family
Fukuzaki was born in California and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his family relocated when he was 3 years old.
Rob Fukuzaki Schooling/Education
Fukuzaki attended Mid-Pacific Institute high school in Honolulu where he received his diploma in general education. After graduation, he attended the University of La Verne in Southern California. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in radio and television. During his time there, he was chosen as the university’s Broadcaster of the Year for three consecutive years.
Rob Fukuzaki Profession
Fukuzaki is a sports/news reporter, anchor, and host at ABC7 Los Angeles. He became the first male Japanese-American TV anchor on Los Angeles local TV News after joining ABC7 News in 1994. Fukuzaki serves as the host of special sports programmings like Saturday Night Sports, Chargers pre-and post-game shows, and Slam Dunk. He also serves as a weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News.
His on-air career started in Hawaii working for the Top 40 radio station KXPW. After a period of time, he moved to Honolulu to work for KITV as a part-time sports reporter. Later he was hired as a full-time weekday sports reporter and weekend anchor. Covering the award-winning special on Sumo in Japan was one of his memorable assignments at KITV. The broadcast featured the three top-ranked wrestlers from Hawaii including Grand Champion Musashimaru and Grand Champion Akebono.
He likes volunteering in the community where he hosts charity events and emceeing benefit dinners. He has been dreaming of covering all of his favorite childhood teams in Southern California. Almost 25 years working at ABC7, he has covered Championship Boxing, Stanley Cup Finals, World Series, NBA Finals, as well as Super Bowls.
Fukuzaki was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame joining in 2016 among his heroes Bob Miller, Chick Hearn, and Vin Scully. During his leisure time, he likes singing and golfing. He often uses that passion in his work and has written and recorded tributes for legendary Dodgers star Raul Mondesi and Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
He serves as the chairman of Heads Up Youth Foundation. The aim of the foundation is to help disadvantaged youth in Southern California. Some of the highlights of the www.headsupyouthfoundation.org work: providing scholarships for Foster Youth attending college, building a science lab and reading centers, and providing low-income schools with backpacks, school supplies, and shoes.
Rob Fukuzaki Income
Fukuzaki receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Rob Fukuzaki Net Worth
Through Fukuzaki’s career as a sports/news anchor, reporter, and host, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
Rob Fukuzaki Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Fukuzaki is active on his social media accounts. He has about 9,700 followers on his Facebook Page, about 9,515 on his Twitter account, and around 6,975 followers on his Instagram account.