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.
As Georgia’s supply of the COVID-19 vaccine outpaces the demand– people looking to get it are growing more frustrated. Part of the problem for those in the first phase, which includes senior citizens, is how difficult it can be to schedule an appointment.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to move a controversial Confederate monument in Lawrenceville’s town square into storage.
After Georgia hit another record-setting day for COVID-19 deaths, problems continue to plague the state's rollout of the vaccine.
For the first time since March of last year, DeKalb County School District teachers were back in the classroom on Monday.
Days before Christmas, the gas explosion that leveled an apartment building in the Dunwoody Village apartment complex sent four people to the hospital. Ashley Hurd, nine months pregnant at the time, was one of them.
More than a dozen animals are alive after a fire at an animal shelter in Southwest Atlanta - all thanks to a man who is homeless who rushed in and got them out.
Police say seven victims were stabbed during a fight at an Atlanta nightclub.
Hundreds of parents, teachers, and students protested lined up along the road near the entrance to DeKalb County School District’s main office on Tuesday – for the second week in a row.
Two of Georgia’s lawmakers have appealed the U.S. Embassy in the Cayman Islands to request leniency for Skylar Mack, the 18-year-old Mercer University pre-med student locked up for breaking COVID-19 restrictions.
It was a tough Christmas for Douglasville resident Yunona Monroe.