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Bob Kerr

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Bob Kerr
BornRobert Kerr
(1945-07-14) July 14, 1945 (age 78)
Cortland, New York
🏫 EducationHamilton College
💼 Occupation
Known forLongtime columnist at The Providence Journal
Notable credit(s)The Providence Journal
The Charlotte Observer
The Detroit Free Press

Bob Kerr (born July 14, 1945) is an American journalist. For more than forty years, he was a reporter and columnist for The Providence Journal.[1]

Early life[edit]

Robert Kerr was born in Cortland, New York to his parents, who were both teachers.[2] He lived in New York until his late teens when his family moved to Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Kerr graduated from Grosse Pointe University School. He served for two years[2] in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War as a war correspondent.[3][4] He later worked for The Detroit Free Press and The Charlotte Observer.[3] Kerr graduated from Hamilton College as an English major.[3][2]

Career at The Providence Journal[edit]

In the latter half of his 43-year career at the Providence Journal, Kerr was its metro columnist.[4]

Kerr was fired in 2014 after the New Media Investment Group bought the Providence Journal.[4]


  1. "Bob Kerr: We Have Seen The Best And The Worst". The Public's Radio. April 23, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Savastano, Danielle (March 12, 1998). "The Whole World Was Watching". Center for Digital Scholarship. Archived from the original on December 2, 2019. Retrieved December 2, 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Story Board". Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. Salve Regina University. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Starkman, Dean (September 5, 2014). "Goodbye and good luck to all of us". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved December 2, 2019.

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