Rob is always looking for new experiences which may lead him to meet interesting and unique characters that he may be able to create a TV show or documentary about. He has spent the better part of the past four years cruising and exploring throughout Southeast Alaska, meeting amazing people and discovering incredible landscapes and wildlife. He has also spent time adventuring on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
More recently, Rob was blessed to be part of an expedition led by reasearchers at the Woods Hole Oceanagraphic Institute in Cape Cod, MA, with scientists and marine biologists from around the world, studying the effects of climate change on our rivers. They allowed Rob to participate in their venture and his river water samples are currently being tested in Vienna, Austria.
To add to his experiences, Rob was part of two life saving rescue situations at sea, both of which involved Coast Guard choppers and fortunately ended with positive results.
Among many of his treks, he has climbed glaciers, crawled into ice caves under a glacier, ridden with sled dogs, flown in helicopters and float planes, ziplined, hung out with bears on wilderness trails, as well as sitting only a few feet away from 13 brown bears fishing in a waterfall in SE Alaska. Rob has also ridden on jet boats into Hell's Canyon on the Snake River in Idaho and the Stikine River in Wrangell, Alaska.
Rob's enthusiastic and adventurous spirit has led him to build intimate relationships with people and business owners, especially in Juneau, Alaska. His inquisitive personality has helped him to discover many aspects of Juneau that even residents never realized existed.
Amongst the people there, Rob has created ideas for several TV shows and he has been working with numerous producers to bring them to reality.
Rob has been blessed to befriend a coalition of producers,videographers, editors, SFX creators, agents and financial professionals to help in creating new programming for different venues.
As far as Rob is concerned, every day is an adventure and an opportunity to see more of this amazing world!
Rob Ekno is a producer, TV & radio host, professional actor, motivational speaker and author. He spent nearly 15 years as a producer and host of TV shopping programs seen across the country and globally. He was the Executive producer of two of those networks.
Rob guided an antiquated radio newsroom into an Associated Press Award Winner. He received another AP award for his reporting. In addition, he was the Public/Media Relations Director for two professional sports teams.
Currently, you can see Rob on your TV screen in the Micro Blade Touch infomercial with Hall of Fame quarterback, Brett Favre.
Rob is focused on bringing his vision to life through some of the unscripted TV and documentary concepts he's created, which are designed to help us all follow our dreams.
One of his concepts has been presented to a major network by an award-winning producer. Rob has also partnered with three other top producers on some of his concepts.
To help keep him focused, Rob is blessed to have a tremendous team of mentors guiding him, including a friend from Fox Studios, a former Warner Brothers editor, two amazing life coaches and a guiding light in Alaska.
From 2011 to 2014, Rob was the Executive Producer and host of the popular worldwide talk show, "In Your Face", which aired M-F on Indie 104.com. Podcasts are available on iTunes under Rob Ekno.
Rob has also appeared on Fox & Friends, KTLA News, Spike TV, Discovery ID, Current TV, and more.
He was blessed to spend four seasons on the NBC sitcom, "Newsradio", and was the only actor other than the regular cast to have a part on Phil Hartman's last show.
Prior to arriving in Hollywood, Rob also reported for the CBS Radio Network, the Associated Press Radio Network and WEEI-AM in Boston. He served as the News/Sports Director for an AM/FM combo in Providence, RI. He's covered events with three former Presidents: Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford.
Rob was the Executive Producer and weekend host of the nationally syndicated nightly sports show, "The Sports Final", out of Boston. He covered the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Patriots, the PGA, NASCAR, the World Series and Superbowl. Rob also produced and hosted the Brown University Football half-time show.
Rob loves having the opportunity to share his experiences with others looking to move forward in their careers. In following his dreams, Rob continues to meet other like minded people who look to him for his experience and motivation.
"There's nothing more exciting than being able to help someone else achieve their dreams", says Rob.
As Rob has pursued his personal dreams, he's realized that there may be a much higher calling for him. Traveling on the path of his dreams, Rob has been blessed to help others heal challenging situations in their lives and has found a much higher level of spiritual living of his own.
His energetic personality comes to life as an inspiring speaker and live event emcee. Rob has spoken on stages at sold-out arenas as well as major Vegas conventions. One of his more recent emcee performances came at the famed Kentucky Fairgrounds in Louisville.
Among Rob's passions is hosting live events and motivating audiences to have their best experiences, while helping his clients to achieve their goals.
He's appeared as a guest on numerous inspirational TV and radio programs including The 700 Club and The Hour of Power, which he brings his unique perception and vibrant personality.
Rob has authored the book: "God, Bless America...Before It's Too Late, and is currently penning his second book: It's God, Not Coincidence...Coming to Grips With Life's Unexpected Pleasures.
Continuing to grow daily and focusing on what he can to to make his part of the world better is Rob's goal. Everything else that happens as a result is blessing.
Please send a note on the CONTACT page to book Rob as a guest on your next show or to have him speak at your next event.