Rob Kleifield

Rob Kleifield

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Rob Kleifield is an Arizona native who expects to graduate in December 2020 with a master’s degree in sports journalism. Kleifield works as a digital reporter for Cronkite Sports. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2019 from the University of Arizona.

Latest from Rob Kleifield

From Tennessee to Georgia to Arizona, three friends share thrill of Cardinals’ ‘Hail Murray’ win

PHOENIX – Three friends, all exuberant Arizona Cardinals fans, rejoiced together despite being separated by thousands of miles as the “Hail Murray” delivered a 32-30 Arizona Cardinals victory.


Halloween nightmare: Two Cardinals test positive for COVID-19

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the team’s bye week, but he anticipates proceeding as usual for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.


Kyler Murray welcomes primetime with open arms, delivers another rich performance

PHOENIX - The red-hot Cardinals toppled Seattle, at home, for the first time since Russell Wilson’s NFL debut in week one of the 2012 regular season.


Glutton for punishment: Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck bobs and weaves his way to success

TEMPE - Arizona Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck, who turned to boxing in the offseason, stepped up when the team needed him.


From riches to rags: Aiding athletes with financial woes drives former ASU standout Zach Miller

PHOENIX- He banked millions carving running lanes and catching touchdown passes in the NFL. His new mission aims to secure millions for his peers.


COVID-19 means no fans, but Arizona Cardinals still fired up for home opener

PHOENIX _ Kyler Murray’s legs could be critical in the Arizona Cardinals' showdown with the Washington Football Team and a sack-frenzied front-seven.


Making ‘dreams come true’: New technology puts players in command of recruitment process

TEMPE - A downloadable app looks to provide players, parents and coaches with the tools needed to boost opportunities to compete at the next level.


Hopkins, Murray steal show, but Cardinals GM Keim earns praise, too

PHOENIX - Murray and Hopkins stole the show Sunday during the Cardinals game against the 49ers, but Keim’s offseason efforts set the tone


Cardinals mulling pregame tone after NFL opener featured boos

PHOENIX - From social justice issues to a dynamic offense featuring Hopkins, Murray, Fitzgerald, the Arizona Cardinals’ 2020 season is one to watch.


Goodbye Suns, hello Indoor Football League: Prescott Valley lands new team

PHOENIX - Indoor Football League Commissioner Todd Tryon introduced Prescott Valley’s latest arena football team at Findlay Toyota Center.