Bob Garger - 2009

Bob Garger’s career in journalism began after college graduation when he joined UPI and won national recognition for his work. His broadcast career began in the newsroom at KSD Radio/TV in 1954 as a writer and beat reporter. He retired from Channel 5 news in 1993 and began his second “career” preserving, cataloging and digitizing the station’s extensive film and tape library. Along with Ray Hoffstetter, Bob was “behind the scenes” but also “at the helm” for all of Channel 5 anniversaries and retrospectives, including both the fortieth and fiftieth anniversary celebrations as well as every key historically significant story. Garger was honored by NATAS with their Gold Circle Award.