Bob Beck is the News Director at Wyoming Public Radio, a statewide network based in Laramie, Wyoming. Bob has been News Director since 1988 and has won numerous national and regional reporting awards. He has won the Wyoming School Bell award as the state's top education reporter and has also covered the Wyoming legislature longer than any other broadcaster in the state. He has been listed by the Washington Post as one of the top political reporters in the country. Bob is also the Producer and Co-Host of WPR's award winning Open Spaces program. Bob taught Broadcast News at the University of Wyoming for 20 years and was twice named a UW Top Prof. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a native of Wheaton, Illinois.