Rob Sachs is a man who is always up for new adventures even if these situations don’t always go as planned. He once ran a marathon, though he limped to the finish line nursing a charlie horse. He also ran in and lost an election to be his 7th grade class president. And while it’s true he partied in Pamplona, he chose not to run with the bulls. Rob’s a Philly guy who grew up praying for the Eagles to win the Superbowl…he’s still holding out. He currently is the Executive Producer for the Public Radio International program America Abroad and resides in the Washington DC area. Rob loves to travel, listen to all the podcasts his public radio friends are making, and spend time with his wife Anna and their three precocious children.
Before becoming an author Rob began his career at NPR working for programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has produced interviews with guests ranging from Bono to Bill Clinton and has filed a number of reports on bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Journey, and Rilo Kiley. He created the NPR podcast What Would Rob Do?: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Daily Indignities in the spring of 2006. The podcast was the inspiration for his book, published by John Wiley & Sons in May of 2010.
Rob attended the University of Pennsylvania where he double majored in History and Communications and ran the student radio station WQHS.