Boston 25 News Reporter Bob Ward is widely regarded as one of the best crime reporters in New England. Bob’s reporting at WFXT has spanned more than two decades. From local investigations to federal probes, he has covered hundreds of high-profile cases and is known for getting officials, alleged criminals, even witnesses to go "on record" in his reporting.
Bob’s exceptional storytelling combined with his extensive law enforcement contacts led to the creation of his Boston 25 series, "New England's Unsolved." The feature profiles unsolved criminal cases in the region and serves as a powerful voice for victims and their families.
Working with families and authorities, Bob’s reporting has helped bring attention to cases that have fallen from the headlines. His reporting has been instrumental in uncovering new leads resulting in the arrest of dangerous fugitives.
In 2017 Bob launched a podcast for “New England’s Unsolved,” and received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his work. Bob also works closely with "Mass Most Wanted," a consortium of 39 law enforcement agencies that share information to track down criminals. The partnership has resulted in the arrests of some of New England's most wanted criminals.
Over his career, Bob has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Mass State Police Superintendent’s Commendation Award, the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award and recognition from the Molly Bish Center and Foundation for his reporting on missing children. Bob serves on the Board of Directors for the Garden of Peace, a memorial to victims of homicide.
Bob’s broadcasting career includes positions at WJAR-TV in Providence, R.I. and WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. He has received several Boston/New England Emmy Awards and a Massachusetts Associated Press Award. A native New Englander, Bob is a graduate of Emerson College
As police investigate what happened when actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of his new movie in New Mexico, there are conflicting reports of whether the prop gun was loaded with live rounds or blanks.