Rob Gray Cyclone Fanatic Senior Writer

Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers.

He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago.

Rob's excited to work with fellow suffering Minnesota Vikings fan Chris Williams, as well as everyone else involved with CF.

He's also eager to interact with all of you — and welcomes constructive criticism and story ideas.

Rob, a former world traveler, has settled into life as a family man and mostly stay-at-home dad armed with a laptop and a home office.

When he's not covering Iowa State, he's hiking, biking and camping with his family. He also enjoys reading and gardening while trying to forget he made the fateful decision long ago to become a Chicago Cubs fan. Fortunately, his dad's a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, so the (usually, unlike in 2014) successful BoSox have always been Rob's only other favorite MLB team.

He hopes he's not done traveling, either — though he's creeping up on the day he can apply for an AARP card. Rob's remaining bucket list of travel includes Brazil, Peru, the Galapagos, Botswana/Kenya/Namibia, Turkey, Romania and Alaska.



  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM