Currently, Bob is the host of Good Morning Westchester on WVOX 1460AM, the county’s only morning talk radio show. He also serves as the news director. Bob has spent the better part of the last decade in this role, save for a two-year stint as the morning personality at WFAS, a Cumulus station.
Bob Marrone started in broadcasting as a stringer for Time-Warner TV, where he wrote and produced news specials before moving to his primary goal of radio in 2004. After various stops at WRTN, WVIP and host of the Baby Boomer Radio Magazine on World Talk Radio, he began doing mornings in 2007. Bob has received several awards, among them two NYSBA’s for outstanding reporting and broadcasting excellence, as well as the Thomas Paine Freedom of Speech Award and a commendation from the US military for coordinating holiday calls with loved ones with their partners in combat zones and on vessels at sea.
As part of local coverage, Bob is frequently called on to MC events and serve as a TV moderator and commentator for political debates.
Prior to broadcasting, Bob spent 30 years on Wall Street where he served in a variety of communications and corporate education roles, later specializing in speech writing and video production.
Bob serves on the faculty of the New York Institute of Finance and the Communications Advisory Board of Iona college. He previously taught Broadcast Journalism and TV production at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. He is also on the board of directors of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and Choice, a non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless and fighting mental illness.
Writing is also a meaningful part of his career having penned columns for AOL, the Westchester Guardian and the Yonkers Tribune. Bob has also written a book about depression, No Guarantees, which was serialized in local news and will soon be available in book form.
As for style, Bob has have been a long-time admirer of Don Imus from his period of mixing politics with humor and conversation. As such, his show has those dimensions. One difference is that Bob uses warmth where Imus used his acerbic wit. Bo is also known for his interviews with foreign policy experts, authors, public officials and, of course, celebrities. Bob’s guest list or on-spot interviews have included such diverse personalities as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bob Novak, K T McFarland, Bill Frist, Mike Huckabee, Meghan Kelly, both governors Cuomo, Johnny Bench, Buzz Aldren, Denzel Washington, Mia Sorvino, John Mara, Eli Manning and so many more. In the music world he has worked with Foreigner, Journey, the Beach Boys and others. There are many more, including comedians JB Smoove, DL Hughley, Lisa Lampanelli and Ralphie May.
Bob had missed one show in 15 years from food poisoning until he broke his ribs in 2016. He took two days off.
Bob was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he studied political science at the Brooklyn Campus of St. John’s University. He also studied Management at Columbia and Communications at the New School for Social Research. His hobbies include tending to a library of over 3000 books, playing and coaching hockey and aviation.