Rob DiRienzo joined the FOX 5 Atlanta news team in November 2020.
Before coming to Atlanta, he travelled the country covering the 2020 presidential election as a multimedia reporter for the Fox News Channel.
From the moment former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy in Pittsburgh, Pa., through the New Hampshire primaries, all the way to the moment Biden accepted his party's nomination in Wilmington, Del., Rob was there on the ground.
Rob also extensively covered the college admissions scandal in Boston and the legal fallout that followed. At the onset of the coronavirus lockdown, Rob broke the news that tens of thousands of Americans were trapped abroad without a way to get back home. He also put a national spotlight on the eviction crisis and food crisis that intensified because of the pandemic.
Previously, Rob spent his days high above New York City as an airborne reporter aboard WNBC-TV's Chopper 4. He got his start in journalism at the age of 14 at WRNJ-AM, a small radio station in his hometown of Hackettstown, NJ. Later, while studying journalism and political science at Temple University in Philadelphia, he joined FOX 5's sister station FOX 29 as a junior reporter for Good Day Philadelphia.
When he's not at work, Rob loves playing hide-and-seek with his nieces and nephews, long walks through the city, and meeting new dogs in the process. He is obsessed with all kinds of music. Bruce Springsteen, Biggie Smalls, and Miles Davis are some of his all-time favorites.
Ahead of the start of the school year and amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited the school on Friday to get a glimpse of what administrators doing to keep students and staff safe.
A judge has dismissed all charges against a Georgia man convicted of the 1985 double murder of a couple at a south Georgia church, exonerating him after he spent two decades behind bars.
In the video that can only see on FOX 5, 30-year-old Nathaniel Delay was arrested on charges for his brother’s death outside of his family’s home.
Atlanta's Senate hearing is the first in more than two decades that will take place outside of Washington, D.C.
Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo, 18, Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer, 19, and Brittney Monique Mills, 35, were all charged with cruelty to children. Richards-Nwankwo faces an additional charge of battery.
After years of waiting, advocates say Georgia is closer than ever to beginning to allow the sale of medical marijuana.
An assisted living facility in Acworth abruptly closes leaving 27 families trying to find a place for their loved ones to live.
Walton County has talked about replacing its old, deteriorating jail for years. Several Monroe residents say they’re all for it -- just not smack dab in the middle of their neighborhood.
The proposal the city council is considering would lease the land to the Atlanta Police Foundation. They would use roughly $80 million of their own money to build the training campus that would be for both police and firefighters.
The Alvarado family woke up Sunday morning to a shocking discovery.