Bobbie O’Brien has been a Reporter/Producer at WUSF since 1991. She reports on general news topics in Florida and the Tampa Bay region.
Bobbie also produces the blog, Off the Base, and covers military affairs, veterans’ issues and military families. She was named a Rosalyn Carter Fellow in 2010-2011. She supervises WUSF’s news interns and frequently contributes to NPR programs.
Prior to joining WUSF, she worked at WTVT- TV as a researcher/segment producer, at the Tampa Tribune and at WFLA-TV. She attended Kent State University and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida in 1980.
Her work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, Public Radio News Directors Inc., American Women in Radio & Television, the Florida Associated Press and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Florida will receive at least $3.2 billion from an $18.7 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP and five Gulf states...
The city council of Tampa, Fla., recently designated the "Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich" and specifying its ingredients. From member station WUSF in Tampa, Bobbie O'Brien reports that claim has inspired ridicule from Miami's Cuban community.