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Robert Kittle

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Robert Kittle is an award-winning reporter and photographer for WSPA, WBTW, WJBF, WSAV and WCBD's Columbia Bureau.

He was named South Carolina Reporter of the Year for 2006 by the SC Broadcasters Association. CapitolBeat, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, has awarded him First Place nationwide for Statehouse Beat Reporting in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He has also won awards from the Associated Press for general reporting.

Robert has been covering the capitol since January 1989 and has been Chairman of the Statehouse Press Corps since 1999. He was born and raised in Atlanta and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. While at UGA, he interned at WBTW's sister station, WSAV-TV 3 in Savannah.

His first job after college was at WMBB-TV 13 in Panama City, Florida, where he worked from May 1985 until January 1989. He was a one-man-band, meaning he shot his own video and was a reporter. He was also a fill-in anchor for news, weather and sports.  Robert began working for WBTW's sister station, WSPA, News Channel 7 in January 1989 in the Columbia Bureau and continues to shoot, write, edit and report his own stories.

Robert and his wife have two sons. They are active in their church, Shandon Baptist in Columbia, where Robert teaches Sunday School. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, photography, golf, reading and watching Georgia Bulldogs sports.



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  • Fact Check: Sheheen Ad Says Haley “Hid” Computer Hacking Scandal

    Fact Check: Sheheen Ad Says Haley “Hid” Computer Hacking Scandal

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:49:41 GMT
    A new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012. The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks."
    A new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012. The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks."
  • Sheheen Aims More Attacks at Haley Over DSS, Welfare-to-Work

    Sheheen Aims More Attacks at Haley Over DSS, Welfare-to-Work

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:39:36 GMT
    Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs. "Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia.
    Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs. "Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia.
  • SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:32:36 GMT
    The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January.
  • USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:47:31 GMT
    Kevin O'Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC's campus.Kevin O'Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC's campus.
    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge. A suspect in one of those crimes, an armed robbery, was arrested Tuesday.
    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge. A suspect in one of those crimes, an armed robbery, was arrested Tuesday.
  • SC’s Identity Theft Unit Staying Busy

    SC’s Identity Theft Unit Staying Busy

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:43:04 GMT
    Mark Dennison takes a call to the ID Theft Unit Monday.Mark Dennison takes a call to the ID Theft Unit Monday.
    South Carolina residents have been keeping the state's new Identity Theft Unit busy, with its four employees answering 3,766 calls since the unit was launched last October. It was created after hackers got into the state Department of Revenue's computers and stole the personal information of 3.6 million taxpayers.
    South Carolina residents have been keeping the state's new Identity Theft Unit busy, with its four employees answering 3,766 calls since the unit was launched last October. It was created after hackers got into the state Department of Revenue's computers and stole the personal information of 3.6 million taxpayers.
  • Speaker Harrell Asks Judge to Remove SC Attorney General from Investigation

    Speaker Harrell Asks Judge to Remove SC Attorney General from Investigation

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:54:16 GMT
    SC AG Alan Wilson on the stand in court Friday.SC AG Alan Wilson on the stand in court Friday.
    South Carolina Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell asked a judge Friday to remove SC Attorney General Alan Wilson from the state grand jury’s ethics investigation of Harrell. He says Wilson has a conflict of interest.
    South Carolina Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell asked a judge Friday to remove SC Attorney General Alan Wilson from the state grand jury’s ethics investigation of Harrell. He says Wilson has a conflict of interest.
  • SC Statehouse Has Earthquake System to Protect Building and People

    SC Statehouse Has Earthquake System to Protect Building and People

    Monday, February 17 2014 7:09 PM EST2014-02-18 00:09:42 GMT
    One of about 200 base isolators installed under the SC Statehouse to protect it from earthquakes.One of about 200 base isolators installed under the SC Statehouse to protect it from earthquakes.
    South Carolina's Statehouse has an $11 million earthquake isolation system to protect the building itself and the people inside.
    South Carolina's Statehouse has an $11 million earthquake isolation system to protect the building itself and the people inside.
  • SC’s Emergency Plan Working; No Additional Costs Yet from Storm

    SC’s Emergency Plan Working; No Additional Costs Yet from Storm

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 7:06 PM EST2014-01-30 00:06:30 GMT
    SCDOT builds into its budget money to spread salt and sand and plow snow.SCDOT builds into its budget money to spread salt and sand and plow snow.
    South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division says the state’s plan for handling a winter storm like this has worked well, and so far the storm has not cost state taxpayers any additional money.
    South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division says the state’s plan for handling a winter storm like this has worked well, and so far the storm has not cost state taxpayers any additional money.
  • Haley Declares State Of Emergency In SC

    Haley Declares State Of Emergency In SC

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 7:01 PM EST2014-01-29 00:01:47 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency due to the forecasted winter weather Tuesday.
    Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency due to the forecasted winter weather Tuesday.
  • Some SC Lawmakers Disappointed With Governor’s Plans for Roads, Schools

    Some SC Lawmakers Disappointed With Governor’s Plans for Roads, Schools

    Thursday, January 23 2014 6:42 PM EST2014-01-23 23:42:01 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley gave her 2014 State of the State address Wednesday night.Gov. Nikki Haley gave her 2014 State of the State address Wednesday night.
    When Gov. Nikki Haley gave her fourth State of the State address Wednesday night, she asked lawmakers to support her plans to improve state roads and schools without a tax increase. But now some lawmakers, even from own party, say the plans aren’t realistic because the funding is too uncertain.
    When Gov. Nikki Haley gave her fourth State of the State address Wednesday night, she asked lawmakers to support her plans to improve state roads and schools without a tax increase. But now some lawmakers, even from own party, say the plans aren’t realistic because the funding is too uncertain.
  • Navigators Ready to Help SC Residents Sign Up for Health Insurance Oct. 1

    Navigators Ready to Help SC Residents Sign Up for Health Insurance Oct. 1

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-10-22 14:56:06 GMT
    Navigators go through role-playing training Monday in Columbia.Navigators go through role-playing training Monday in Columbia.
    South Carolinians who don’t have health insurance can start signing up for it under the federal Affordable Care Act starting October 1, and there are trained navigators across the state ready to help them.
    South Carolinians who don’t have health insurance can start signing up for it under the federal Affordable Care Act starting October 1, and there are trained navigators across the state ready to help them.
  • We Have A Winner! Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold In SC

    We Have A Winner! Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold In SC

    Thursday, September 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-09-19 23:10:52 GMT
    The Murphy USA store in Lexington where someone bought the winning Powerball ticket.The Murphy USA store in Lexington where someone bought the winning Powerball ticket.
    The winning numbers for Wednesday night's $400 million Powerball jackpot have been revealed.
    The winning numbers for Wednesday night's $400 million Powerball jackpot have been revealed.
  • SC Supreme Court Limits “Stand Your Ground” Law

    SC Supreme Court Limits “Stand Your Ground” Law

    Thursday, August 22 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-08-22 22:51:42 GMT
    Gregg Isaac is charged with murder.Gregg Isaac is charged with murder.
    A South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in a “Stand Your Ground” case puts some new restrictions on the self-defense law.
    A South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in a “Stand Your Ground” case puts some new restrictions on the self-defense law.
  • USC, Clemson May Ban Tobacco on Campuses

    Report: Several South Carolina Universities Considering Tobacco Ban

    Monday, May 20 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:29:00 GMT
    Campus-wide bans against smokers could spread to several South Carolina universities.
    USC and Clemson are considering campus-wide bans on all tobacco products.
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