• Robert Feder was born in Skokie, Illinois in 1956, and is a Taurus
• He has a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism
• He has written for publications such as Chicago Sun-Times and Time Out Chicago
• He is married to the late Janet G. Elkins and had no children together
• His net worth is estimated to be over $1 million
Who is Robert Feder?
American media blogger Robert Feder was born in Skokie, Illinois USA, on 17 May 1956, so his zodiac sign’s Taurus. He’s probably best known for the work which he did for the daily newspaper “Chicago Sun-Times” from 1980 through 2008, although he’s worked with various other publications, including “Time Out Chicago” and “Vocalo.org”.
Education and early life
Robert was raised in Skokie by his mother and father, about whom he hasn’t spoken in public as he respects their privacy; it’s believed that Robert’s father was a World War II veteran, and that his mother was a housewife. He hasn’t spoken about his siblings, and most of his fans believe that he has none.
Robert studied at a local high school in Skokie, and it was during his four years there that he found discovered his passion for journalism; he was also interested in sports and acting, but mainly focused on writing for the school newspaper.
Upon matriculating in 1974, Robert enrolled at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1978.
He grew up a fan of American broadcast journalist Walter Leland Cronkite Jr, who passed away on 17 July 2009, aged 92.
Robert launched his career with a job at the magazine “Skokie Life”, which was only one amongst the Lerner Newspapers weekly magazines.
In 1980, Robert was hired by the “Chicago Sun-Times”, and initially worked as an assistant to American TV and radio columnist Gary Deeb; following Gary’s departure for a Chicago TV station, Robert became the paper’s new columnist, holding the position until 2008.
He a took a year break from work, and then became a blogger for the non-commercial educational public station Vocalo; Robert quit in December 2010.
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On 3 January 2011, he signed a contract with “Time Out Chicago” as their media critic. It was revealed in April 2013 that the printed magazine would be no more, and that “Time Out Chicago” would become a digital-only platform; Robert then announced that he was quitting.
He launched his own website RobertFeder.com on 15 August 2013, with a marketing and licensing agreement with the daily newspaper “The Chicago Tribune”; this meant that some of his blog posts were also to be featured in the newspaper. Even though the agreement ended in August 2016 and hasn’t been renewed, Robert has continued to write blogs on his website, operating it under an agreement with the newspaper “The Daily Herald” since 26 April 2017.
Robert’s highly active on Twitter, and has been using the social media network since June 2009, building himself a fanbase of nearly 40,000 people, and tweeting more than 16,000 times. Robert’s been using the network to share various news with his fans for more than 13 years now – his most recent tweet was on 21 December 2022.
He’s notionally followed by more than 1,100 people on Instagram, but Robert hasn’t uploaded any pictures or videos onto the social media network, the account seemingly having only a single purpose: to promote his website robertfeder.dailyheard.com, as it’s written in his bio section.
Robert’s most recent blogpost was published on the website on 1 July 2022, and is about his childhood dreams, most of which have come true. One can notice on the website that he loves writing about music, especially about Chicago radio in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
In his latest column, @NeilSteinberg sits down with @RobertFeder, who after decades spent as a trusted chronicler of Chicago media, retired this week.
Chicago is losing a keen, experienced eye — watching the watchmen, Steinberg writes. https://t.co/gGmh5PHyjl
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) July 7, 2022
Robert doesn’t have his own YouTube channel, but a couple of videos featuring him have been uploaded onto the network by other users, most of these covering his early life and career.
He has a Facebook page, and there are more than 30,000 people following Robert on the social media network today, while his most recent update was on 21 December 2022; he mostly uses Facebook to share various news with his fans.
Love life and wife
Even though Robert enjoys sharing various news with his fans, he shies away from details of his private life.
It’s still widely known that he was a married man, and that his wife was non-celebrity American Janet G. Elkins. It’s widely believed that she was also a journalist, and that she enjoyed spending her spare time reading books and working in her garden. Janet died from cancer on 2018 New Year’s Eve, at her and Robert’s home in Highland Park, Illinois.
Robert hasn’t spoken about how and when he met Janet, but it’s believed that they were together for six years prior to exchanging vows in 2004; they had no children together, and some of Robert’s fans have pointed out the fact that one of them was perhaps infertile, however, none of this has been addressed by Robert.
He’s single as of December 2022, was married to Janet G. Feder, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Robert enjoys reading science fiction books in his spare time; his favorite author is George Orwell, and his favorite book “Nineteen Eighty-Four”.
He’s been to many countries all around the world, mostly for work, although also for pleasure; Robert nowadays prefers staying at his home in Highland Park, but his favorite city to travel to was London, England.
He enjoyed playing sports with his friends during his 20s and 30s, and his favorite was tennis; Robert nowadays occasionally plays golf.
He’s donated money to several hospitals which are trying to cure cancer; he began donating to the cause after his wife had been diagnosed with the disease.
Robert’s favorite actors are Nicolas Cage and Jim Carrey, and some of his favorite movies are “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”, “Running with the Devil”, and “Prisoners of Ghostland”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Robert’s age is 66. He has brown eyes and is bald, is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall and weighs about 170lbs (76kgs).
Robert’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of December 2022.