Roby Brock Wiki
Roby Brock is a media executive, journalist, and political reporter in Arkansas. He hosts a television show and radio show and is CEO of a media company Arkansas’ only statewide television program dedicated to business, politics and public affairs.
Roby Brock Biography
Entering its 17th season in 2016, over 2,000 business and political leaders have appeared on Talk Business & Politics and been interviewed by Brock. His show Talk Business and Politics aired on Fox affiliate KLRT-TV. Guests have included Rex Nelson.
Brock worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. He also worked for Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker. He was the initial director of Arkansas’ State Election Commission and ran for a state Senate seat. He is the CEO of Natural State Media the parent company for Talk Business & Politics and The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
Roby founded River Rock Communications, the firm that produces his show and documentaries. He hosts and executive produces Talk Business & Politics a multi-media news organization covering business and politics in Arkansas. Brock also moderates radio programs on Arkansas NPR affiliates and daily digital newscasts at the TalkBusiness.net website.
In addition to the television program and web site, TalkBusiness.net, Brock can be heard providing commentary and opinion on NPR’s Arkansas affiliates and KATV Ch. 7. He is Editor-in-chief of Talk Business & Politics, a magazine publication that is distributed to more than 12,000 business and political leaders throughout the state.
Brock has an extensive background in private enterprise and the public arena, having started and managed several small businesses. He has also served on the staff of the Governor of Arkansas, headed a state agency, and worked behind the scenes in scores of political and public affairs campaigns.
Roby Brock announced today that his Talk Business and Politics was changing TV partners, from the Fox 16/KARK 4 combined news operation to KATV. Brock had been with Fox and Channel 4 for 15 years. The move was to include a new Sunday morning news show on KATV, at 9 a.m., with Brock, Channel 7 anchor Scott Inman and reporter Janelle Lilly. He had been co-hosting Capitol View with Fox 16/4’s David Goins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday on KARK-4. Capitol View will continue with David Goins hosting. Other panelists will join him.
A multi-media news organization focusing on Arkansas news and information. Content is driven by Roby Brock, who has interviewed more than 2,000 business and political leaders. Brock is the host of Talk Business & Politics which airs Sunday mornings at 9 am on KATV Channel 7. He also moderates a radio program which airs on NPR affiliates statewide. Supporting staff, contributors, and content partners represent the most knowledgeable and experienced in their fields.
Digital platforms such as Talkbusiness.net, Facebook and Twitter allow news and information from around the state to be made accessible as it is happening and keeps those most affected in the know. Talk Business.net micro-sites further providing dedicated content to the Northwest and Northeast regions. In addition, micro-sites are dedicated to specific industry insights such as entrepreneurial, education, healthcare, and financial news.
The Talk Business & Politics publication reaches affluent decision-makers across the state and is an essential resource guide for new entrepreneurs and leaders at all levels of government. With a dedicated delivery of 16,000 copies bi-monthly, readers receive an in-depth look at business and political profiles, the most current developments in key industries, and corporate and policy strategies.
Talk Business and Politics airs on KASU 91.9 FM on Mondays and Fridays during NPR’s Morning Edition at 6:51 am. It also airs during NPR’s All Things Considered on Wednesdays at 5:20 pm. You can follow more of their coverage on their website TalkBusiness.net where you can also catch the latest Northeast Arkansas news.
In 2003, Brock reached a settlement with Mike Huckabee and the Arkansas Educational Television Network after Brock filed a lawsuit alleging that the defendants had conspired to remove his television program from the air.