Bob Palmer


“Bob” was born in Denver, where he attended West High School. Bob graduated from Lafayette High School and earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado (CU). He served four years in the US Navy, including service aboard the aircraft carrier, Lexington. He began his broadcast career at KCNC Television (formerly KOA Radio and Television) in 1957 intending to fill in for two weeks during Christmas. At the time, he was a student at CU.

Bob Palmer’s broadcast credentials are numerous. He is a life member of the Denver Press Club and the CU Alumni Association. He received an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for “Outstanding Commentary” in 1987. He has been honored by the Colorado Broadcasters as “Broadcaster of the Year” in 1986. In 1985, Bob received Colorado University’s highest honor for distinguished alumni, the “Norlin Award.” He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Loretto Heights College in 1986. Bob was named one of “America’s 100 Best Journalists” by the Washington Journalism Review magazine. Bob’s coverage of the news has carried him throughout the world. His visits to Israel and the Soviet Union resulted in award-wining documentaries. He has interviewed Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Carter and Ford. Bob has appeared in three motion pictures, and delivered more newscasts for more years than virtually any other television newscaster in the nation.

When not on the air, Bob sometimes “moonlights” as a journalism instructor at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. He has served as President of the Denver Press Club, as trustee of the Children’s Hospital and is currently on the advisory board of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at CU.

Bob anchors KCNC’s top-rated show, NEWS4 at 5, with co-hosts Aimee Sporer, Larry Green and Les Shapiro.