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.
Police in DeKalb County are looking for a driver who hit a woman on the side of I-85 and then took off running. Within hours, the victim, 31-year-old Jasmine Gaither, died at Grady early Saturday morning.
The race for Georgia governor is getting more crowded.
Jerry Long, 47, died in the Aug. 24 crash on Cascade Palmetto Highway in the City of South Fulton.
Supply chain issues have hit the industry hard across the country, with some tree prices up as much as thirty percent compared to last year, according to one analyst.
Atlanta Fire Rescue firefighters met the plane at the gate, hopped on board, and delivered baby girl Analia.
Suicide is a big issue among firefighters and other first responders due to the horrors they often have to witness.
The 911 call centers across the nation have been scrambling to find operators. In the Atlanta metro area, there’s certainly been no exception.
The search is on for a driver that hit a 69-year-old woman in front of her home in Lawrenceville, and then just took off Monday evening.
More than a hundred officers and members of the community gathered to pray in memory of Henry County police officer Paramhans Desai.
For the first time since last week’s election, the two remaining candidates went face to face tonight to talk to voters about why they think they’d be the best choice.