Rob Kelvin (born 20 September 1944) is a former television news presenter who lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
He previously was a presenter of the weeknight edition of Nine News Adelaide produced by NWS-9. Kelvin presented the bulletin with Kevin Crease until February 2007, when Crease retired after being diagnosed with cancer. Kelvin presented with Kelly Nestor and then Michael Smyth until he retired in December 2010.
Kelvin continues to appear as a stand-in presenter for 6pm bulletins.
Kelvin was also the presenter of the annual Adelaide Christmas Pageant telecast which is broadcast in early November each year.
Kelvin attended Woodville High School and studied economics at university. He worked as a Patrol Officer in Papua New Guinea from 1964 to 1970 and returned to Australia in 1971 where he joined Lee Murray's Radio School in Melbourne. Kelvin began broadcasting at Townsville's 4AY until a cyclone blew away part of his house. He then shifted to Swan Hill's 3SH.
After further radio roles in Sale and Hobart, Kelvin returned to Adelaide's 5AD as a radio journalist. He joined NWS9 in 1979 doing various presenting and reporting roles before becoming a newsreader in 1983.
Kelvin's been able to combine his media work with sporting coverage, including working on the Commonwealth Games in both Brisbane and Auckland and covering the Adelaide editions of the Australian Grand Prix on track. He was also track commentator for more than 15 years at Rowley Park Speedway and later at its replacement Speedway Park.
Rob's son Richard was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in 1983, the final victim in the so-called 'Family Murders'.
In October 2010, Kelvin announced that he would be retiring from Nine News Adelaide. He presented his final bulletin on New Year's Eve ending his 32-year career with the Nine Network.
Kate Collins replaced Kelvin and joined Michael Smyth in January 2011.
... From 1988 to 2007 the bulletin was presented by Rob Kelvin and the late Kevin Crease ... Following her resignation in March 2002, either Kelvin or Crease would fill in for McGuinness on weekends, but in 2005 the situation arose where all three presenters were unavailable, and ... live on air that her contract as Kelvin's weeknight co-anchor with was not going to be renewed in 2010 and she would finish on 18 December 2009 ...
... as presenter of Nine News on 8 October 2007, working alongside Rob Kelvin ... Preceded by Kevin Crease Nine News Adelaide Presenter with Rob Kelvin 2007-2009 Succeeded by Michael Smyth Preceded by Nikki Dwyer Ten News at Five Adelaide Presenter with ...
... Peter Hitchener Bruce Paige and Heather Foord Kevin Crease and Rob Kelvin Peter Holland and Tina Altieri Seven Nightly News (Later, Seven News) Ann Sanders and ...
... the Nine Network's National Nine News with Rob Kelvin between 1987 and 2007 ... He returned to Channel 9 in April 1987 as presenter for National Nine News with Rob Kelvin ... On 9 February 2007, co-host Rob Kelvin announced that Crease was going through a serious health issue and was taking extended leave from presenting ...
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