Robert has been involved in media since 1972 when he took a job as a radio announcer while still in high school.
An award winning journalist, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the 80’s where he created and produced a half dozen network shows for CBC Radio in Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver.
While developing the program RealTime in the early 90’s, he and his team created the CBC’s first web site, and later made history for being the first interactive program broadcast live around the world on the internet, using RealAudio.
In 2000, Robert led the creation and development of CBC Radio 3, a new division of CBC that converged online and broadcast production. Under his leadership, its websites and radio programs won over 30 international awards, including the Prix Italia, New York Festival, and multiple Webby awards.
Since 2003 Robert has worked as an independent media consultant. He is president of Bigsnit Media Consulting in Vancouver, Canada.
Clients include Microsoft, The National Film Board of Canada, British Columbia Alliance for Arts + Culture, Just for Laughs, the BC Maritime Employers Association, the First Nations Financial Management Board, Metro Vancouver, and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can hear some of his podcasts at Podcast House, he also hosts and produces a podcast series for Curatio.me, and is the producer of Titans as Teens and Invisible Women, podcasts coming this fall.
Robert sails a vintage Catalina 22 called Madsu.