Bob Beck has been news director of Wyoming Public Radio since 1988. During his time as news director, WPR has won over 100 national, regional, and state news awards.
In addition to duties as news director, Beck is the co-creator, co-host, and producer of the news magazine Open Spaces, which has won nine national Public Radio News Directors Inc. awards.
Beck has personally won four PRNDI awards for reporting and four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. He has also won numerous Associated Press and Wyoming Association of Broadcasters awards in his career.
He was given the WEA School Bell Award for education reporting and was honored by the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving for his reporting. On the television side, Beck has been part of two Emmy Award-winning PBS telecasts.