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, and is a former partner in At Large Media Ltd. A frequent guest-speaker, Robert has given presentations on media across Canada as well as the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
He is president of Bigsnit Media Consulting in Vancouver.