Rob Fukuzaki Biography
Rob Fukuzaki is a Japanese-American sports anchor and host working at ABC 7 where he served as a weekday sports anchor and host of special sports programming such as Saturday Night Sports. He joined the ABC 7 team in 1994.
Rob Fukuzaki Career
When Rob joined ABC7 in 1994, he became the first male Japanese-American TV anchor on Los Angeles local TV News. Torrance, California is Fukuzaki’s birth home however, he was brought up in Honolulu, Hawaii where his family moved to when he was 3 years old. He attended Mid-Pacific Institute high school in Honolulu where he graduated proudly. Later on, he joined the University of La Verne in Southern California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in radio and television. In addition, while Rob was at La Verne he was selected as the university’s Broadcaster of the Year for three consecutive years.
Later on, Fukuzaki started his broadcast career at KXPW in Hawaii which is a Top 40 radio station. Not long after, he joined KITV in Honolulu as a part-time sports reporter and later secured a full-time slot as a weekday sports reporter and weekend anchor at the station. In addition, among his most memorable assignments while working at KITV was an award-winning special on Sumo in Japan that featured the three top-ranked wrestlers from Hawaii inclusive of Grand Champion Musashimaru and Grand Champion Akebono.
Furthermore, ever since Rob joined ABC 7, he has done a lot of work in the community including emceeing benefit dinners and hosting charity events. He founded the Heads Up Youth Foundation in 1996, which assists disadvantaged youth in Southern California. He has worked at ABC 7 for almost 25 years and during this time, he has covered; Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, Super Bowls, Championship Boxing, and World Series.
In addition, Fukuzaki was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2016. During his free time, he enjoys singing, and golfing. Rob has also recorded tributes for former Dodgers star Raul Mondesi and legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
Rob Fukuzaki Salary
Fukuzaki earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Rob Fukuzaki Net Worth
Fukuzaki has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a sports anchor and host.
Rob Fukuzaki Age
Fukuzaki was born on July 4, 1966, in Torrance, California, United States. He is 57 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 4th of July every year.
Rob Fukuzaki Height and Weight
Fukuzaki stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. However, information about his weight will be updated when available.
Rob Fukuzaki Family
Fukuzaki’s parents were married for 58 years old before his mother died in 2022, after a courageous private battle with cancer. However, he has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Rob Fukuzaki Wife and Children
Fukuzaki is married to Sharil Fukuzaki who is the executive director of Heads Up Youth Foundation which Rob founded in 1996. Together they have been blessed with a son, Maverick Robert Fukuzaki
Rob Fukuzaki Social Media Platform
Fukuzaki is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 9.5k followers on Twitter 7.5k followers on Instagram, and 11k followers on Facebook.