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Rob has been a presenter and reporter with BBC South East Today since the programme started in 2001.
Rob Smith joined the BBC in the south east back in 1994, as a reporter with Radio Kent at the Sun Pier Studios in Chatham.
He enjoyed seven great years on the radio, working alongside stalwarts such as Colin Johnson and Barbara Sturgeon, and ending up producing and presenting the evening drivetime show.
When BBC South East Today started up in Tunbridge Wells, Rob made the move from painting pictures with words into capturing pictures with a camera as a reporter and video journalist.
As a VJ, Rob has covered the whole gamut of stories, from hard news, talking to victims of crime or circumstance, to the more amusing items, such as meeting the worlds largest rabbit on the Isle of Sheppey. A personal highlight was following the World Cup campaign in 2006 in Germany, driving across Europe in an elderly VW campervan.
In 2008 Rob achieved a lifetime ambition in sailing round Britain in his yacht Wild Rover, a voyage of some 2000 miles which also raised over £15,000 for leukaemia research.
Rob lives in Kent, and is married with two young children.
last updated: 06/11/2009 at 13:01