Bob Matthews

For over 35 years, Bob Matthews has held the title of Rochester’s most popular sportswriter/commentator. Bob has also been a newspaper sports columnist and a regular contributor to the Gannett News Service, where he served as two national sports columnists. He is the only person to be selected as the Press-Radio Club’s Sportswriter of the Year (five times) and Sportscaster of the Year (3 times). He was also a pioneer inductee into Rochester’s Frontier Field Walk of Fame. Bob was the key media crusader for building a new stadium, which kept the Rochester Redwings baseball team in Rochester. Additionally, he is a member of the Rochester Redwings Hall of Fame.

A Rochester native, Bob graduated from Brighton High School where he played varsity baseball and basketball and served as student council Vice President. Bob is also a veteran, having served our country in Vietnam.