WHO IS THIS GUY?
Bob Lonsberry is the father of nine children.
A newsman for more than 25 years, he has won in excess of 80 journalism and broadcasting awards, including top Associated Press commentary awards in newspaper, radio and television -- the only person ever to do so.
He has been a newspaper reporter, columnist, photojournalist and editor, as well as a magazine writer and commentator on radio and television and a television reporter and manager. He is the author of "The Early Years," a collection of newspaper columns as well as "A Various Language" a collection of essays and "Baghdad Christmas," "Hopiland Christmas," "Cumorah Christmas" and "Joseph Avenue Christmas" all of which are short novels. His latest book, "Santa Monica Christmas," is a memoir.
He hosts a midday talk show in Rochester, New York, on WHAM 1180, and an afternoon talk show in Syracuse, New York on 570 WSYR
He was also a commentator at NRAnews.com, a program of news and commentary on the Internet.
A veteran of the Army as a military journalist, Lonsberry is a former "Journalist of the Year" and is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Award and the Keith L. Ware Award.
Lonsberry is a Republican and life member of the National Rifle Association. He is a former emergency medical technician, the holder of a pistol permit, an elected member of his village board and a marathon runner.
He grew up in Canisteo, New York, lives in Mount Morris, New York, is a college dropout and was once a missionary on the Navajo and Hopi reservations in the American Southwest. His oldest son performed similar missionary service in central Mexico.
He can be contacted by mail in Mount Morris, N.Y. 14510, or online at Bob@Lonsberry.com.