Robert Giles

Robert Giles


Robert Giles made the connection between journalism and truth at a young age. The lessons came from a stern and resolute boss who would accept nothing less than accurate, fact-based stories. Seeking the truth became a guiding value in Bob’s journalism life of more than 50 years. After service in the U.S. Army, his first reporting job, in 1958, was at the Beacon Journal. In 1965, he won a Nieman Fellowship and then accepted his editor’s challenge of learning to be an editor. By May 1970, he had become the paper’s managing editor. Robert is an expert in the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University.



Past Shows:

  • Kent State Shootings

    Journalist Robert Giles discussed the shootings that took place at Kent State on May 4, 1970, and how his newspaper covered the tragedy. In the first hour, writer Bethan Jones examined the social, cultural, and technological impact of The X-Files television series.More »