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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: Haley Ads on Jobs and Economic Development

    Fact Check: Haley Ads on Jobs and Economic Development

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:20:58 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley just started airing two new television ads in her reelection campaign for governor, both focused on jobs and economic development.
    Gov. Nikki Haley just started airing two new television ads in her reelection campaign for governor, both focused on jobs and economic development.
  • State Senator Wants DSS Director Fired; Governor Refuses

    State Senator Wants DSS Director Fired; Governor Refuses

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:12:23 GMT
    Sen. Joel Lourie goes over laws he says DSS is breaking.Sen. Joel Lourie goes over laws he says DSS is breaking.
    State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws.
    State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws.
  • Fact Check: RGA Ad Slams Sheheen’s Legal Work

    Fact Check: RGA Ad Slams Sheheen’s Legal Work

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:12:18 GMT
    The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. Are the claims true?
    The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. Are the claims true?
  • New Website Wants Your Opinion of SC Roads

    New Website Wants Your Opinion of SC Roads

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:44:46 GMT
    A new website is asking for your opinion on the condition of South Carolina roads and bridges and will pass your thoughts along to state lawmakers in hopes they’ll take action.
    A new website is asking for your opinion on the condition of South Carolina roads and bridges and will pass your thoughts along to state lawmakers in hopes they’ll take action.
  • SC House and Senate Pass Very Different Bills on Distracted Driving

    SC House and Senate Pass Very Different Bills on Distracted Driving

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:21:42 GMT
    The House bill would ban texting and driving in SC.The House bill would ban texting and driving in SC.
    The South Carolina House and Senate each passed different bills Thursday aimed at reducing distracted driving, setting up a showdown over which, if either, becomes law.
    The South Carolina House and Senate each passed different bills Thursday aimed at reducing distracted driving, setting up a showdown over which, if either, becomes law.
  • SC Democrats Will Ask Voters’ Opinions on Medical Marijuana

    SC Democrats Will Ask Voters’ Opinions on Medical Marijuana

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:43:02 GMT
    Gail Patterson talks about her son, who died after an epileptic seizure she's convinced would have been prevented by medical marijuana.Gail Patterson talks about her son, who died after an epileptic seizure she's convinced would have been prevented by medical marijuana.
    South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, announced Wednesday that the state Democratic Party will have a referendum question on the party’s June primary ballot asking voters whether they favor legalizing medical marijuana. He made the announcement at a news conference to push a bill he’s sponsoring that would do that.
    South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, announced Wednesday that the state Democratic Party will have a referendum question on the party’s June primary ballot asking voters whether they favor legalizing medical marijuana. He made the announcement at a news conference to push a bill he’s sponsoring that would do that.
  • Bill Would Prohibit SC Colleges from Using Lottery Money on Buildings

    Bill Would Prohibit SC Colleges from Using Lottery Money on Buildings

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:17:15 GMT
    The House Ways & Means Committee passed the Bill Tuesday afternoon.The House Ways & Means Committee passed the Bill Tuesday afternoon.
    It probably comes as a surprise to most South Carolinians who think state lottery money is for improving K-12 schools and providing college scholarships, but lottery money can be used on buildings or maintenance. A bill to prohibit that passed a House committee Tuesday afternoon and is now headed to the full House.
    It probably comes as a surprise to most South Carolinians who think state lottery money is for improving K-12 schools and providing college scholarships, but lottery money can be used on buildings or maintenance. A bill to prohibit that passed a House committee Tuesday afternoon and is now headed to the full House.
  • Bill to Raise Money for SC Roads Hitting Calendar & Opposition Roadblocks

    Bill to Raise Money for SC Roads Hitting Calendar & Opposition Roadblocks

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:34:10 GMT
    A bill aimed at generating more money for South Carolina’s crumbling roads and bridges is running into procedural problems and running out of time at the Statehouse.
    A bill aimed at generating more money for South Carolina’s crumbling roads and bridges is running into procedural problems and running out of time at the Statehouse.
  • Still No Consistent Computer Security Plan at SC Agencies

    Still No Consistent Computer Security Plan at SC Agencies

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-03 13:33:08 GMT
    Despite all the attention on computer security in South Carolina after a breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012, state agencies still aren’t following a consistent computer security plan. A hacker got into the DOR computer system and stole the private information of more than six million taxpayers almost 18 months ago.
    Despite all the attention on computer security in South Carolina after a breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012, state agencies still aren’t following a consistent computer security plan. A hacker got into the DOR computer system and stole the private information of more than six million taxpayers almost 18 months ago.
  • SC Senate Debating Holding Back Students Not Reading at Grade Level

    SC Senate Debating Holding Back Students Not Reading at Grade Level

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:32:17 GMT
    The bill would hold students back who aren't reading at grade level at the end of 3rd grade.The bill would hold students back who aren't reading at grade level at the end of 3rd grade.
    The South Carolina Senate debated a bill Tuesday that would hold back students who aren’t reading at grade level at the end of third grade.
    The South Carolina Senate debated a bill Tuesday that would hold back students who aren’t reading at grade level at the end of third grade.
  • SC Bill Advances Requiring You to be Notified of Computer Security Breaches

    SC Bill Advances Requiring You to be Notified of Computer Security Breaches

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:40:52 GMT
    The state is providing ID theft protection through CSID after the DOR hacking.The state is providing ID theft protection through CSID after the DOR hacking.
    A bill that would require state agencies and private businesses to notify victims of computer security breaches advanced Thursday at the Statehouse. Sen. Wes Hayes, R-Rock Hill, says he filed it because of the security breach two years ago at the state Department of Revenue and other recent computer attacks, like the one that hit Target and its customers.
    A bill that would require state agencies and private businesses to notify victims of computer security breaches advanced Thursday at the Statehouse. Sen. Wes Hayes, R-Rock Hill, says he filed it because of the security breach two years ago at the state Department of Revenue and other recent computer attacks, like the one that hit Target and its customers.
  • 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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