Bob Lonsberry is the father of nine children.
A newsman for more than 25 years, he has won in excess of 80 journalism and broadcasting awards, including top Associated Press commentary awards in newspaper, radio and television — the only person ever to do so.
He has been a newspaper reporter, columnist, photojournalist and editor, as well as a magazine writer and commentator on radio and television and a television reporter and manager. He is the author of “The Early Years,” a collection of newspaper columns as well as “A Various Language” a collection of essays and “Baghdad Christmas,” “Hopiland Christmas,” “Cumorah Christmas” and “Joseph Avenue Christmas” all of which are short novels. His latest book, “Santa Monica Christmas,” is a memoir.
He hosts a midday talk show in Rochester, New York, on WHAM 1180, and an afternoon talk show in Syracuse, New York on 570 WSYR
He was also a commentator at NRAnews.com, a program of news and commentary on the Internet.
A veteran of the Army as a military journalist, Lonsberry is a former “Journalist of the Year” and is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Award and the Keith L. Ware Award.
Lonsberry is a Republican and life member of the National Rifle Association. He is a former emergency medical technician, the holder of a pistol permit, an elected member of his village board and a marathon runner.
He grew up in Canisteo, New York, lives in Mount Morris, New York, is a college dropout and was once a missionary on the Navajo and Hopi reservations in the American Southwest. His oldest son performed similar missionary service in central Mexico.