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Rob Born

Published On: May 09 2011 04:44:39 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2012 02:12:40 PM CDT
Rob Born

Rob was born and raised in Beaver Dam, WI, and moved to La Crosse to attend UW-L. After graduation, Rob began working at WKBT News 8 in 2006 and eventually became a news photographer. He also enjoys freelance videography and recently completed his first film.

Favorite band?
I enjoy a lot of different types of music, but Stone Temple Pilots is on the top of my list. If time travel ever becomes possible, you will find me at an early Led Zeppelin concert.

Favorite movie?
The Big Lebowski and The Good the Bad and the Ugly.

If you could interview one person, living or deceased, who would it be?
If I could interview one person it would be the late Carl Sagan. He was one of the greatest minds of the last century and had an amazing way of instilling wonder about our universe.

Favorite way to spend a day off?
I enjoy disc golfing and spending time with friends even if it's just relaxing in the backyard.  There are also great local bands to check out in the area any given weekend.

Favorite food?
Every time I go back home, a pot of my mothers chili usually finds its way to me.

What do you like about your job?
I enjoy the freedom and variety that the position grants me.  My favorite part of the job is seeing the everyday behind the scenes pulse of Lacrosse, and knowing that I am the eyes and ears of many.

Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you?
I have a great collection of old rock LPs, that would be the only thing I would save if my house was on fire.

My best day at News 8 was the day?
Really any time the news room comes together with breaking news, and you know you're putting out the best information possible.