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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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  • SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

    SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:28:52 GMT
    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
  • DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:36:52 GMT
    Jessica Hanak-Coulter, DSS deputy director, testifies Wed.Jessica Hanak-Coulter, DSS deputy director, testifies Wed.
    The South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
    The South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
  • SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:25:37 GMT
     About 23 percent of the state's children were in poverty in 2005, rising to 27 percent in 2012. About 23 percent of the state's children were in poverty in 2005, rising to 27 percent in 2012.
    South Carolina still ranks near the bottom in the overall well-being of its children. That's a finding from the latest Kids Count survey released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The ranking of 45th overall in children's ability to succeed is the same as last year's report.
    South Carolina still ranks near the bottom in the overall well-being of its children. That's a finding from the latest Kids Count survey released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The ranking of 45th overall in children's ability to succeed is the same as last year's report.
  • First SC Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    First SC Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:32:23 GMT
    This new bridge in Cherokee Co. officially opened Monday.This new bridge in Cherokee Co. officially opened Monday.
    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.
    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.
  • SC’s Earthquake Risk Among Highest on New Map

    SC’s Earthquake Risk Among Highest on New Map

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:21:53 GMT
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.
  • SC DJJ Revealing Little About Upstate Teen’s Death in Custody

    SC DJJ Revealing Little About Upstate Teen’s Death in Custody

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:27:30 GMT
    The suicide happened in this building at DJJ in Columbia.The suicide happened in this building at DJJ in Columbia.
    The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is not saying much about how an Upstate teen died while in custody Sunday night. It happened at the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia.
    The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is not saying much about how an Upstate teen died while in custody Sunday night. It happened at the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia.
  • SC Finally Has Inventory of State-Owned Buildings and Land

    SC Finally Has Inventory of State-Owned Buildings and Land

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:29:40 GMT
    This auditorium in Columbia is no longer used by the state Dept. of Mental Health.This auditorium in Columbia is no longer used by the state Dept. of Mental Health.
    The state of South Carolina finally knows how many buildings and how much land it owns, after years of no one having any idea. Gov. Nikki Haley had issued an executive order for state agencies to compile the list, and it’s finally finished.
    The state of South Carolina finally knows how many buildings and how much land it owns, after years of no one having any idea. Gov. Nikki Haley had issued an executive order for state agencies to compile the list, and it’s finally finished.
  • Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:55:40 GMT
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.
  • 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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