Rob Winder
Rob Winder
News Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Rob Winder is a native of Salt Lake City who left his longtime employment with the Postal Service to pursue a master’s degree in mass communication. He is working at the Cronkite News Washington, D.C., bureau as a digital reporter and podcast producer.

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Arizona’s status as a toss-up gives voters clout, draws Trump, Harris

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris were back stumping in Arizona Wednesday, evidence of what one report calls the high "voter power" of residents of the swing state.


Shuttered by COVID-19, concert venues band together for a virtual show

WASHINGTON - A Phoenix concert promoter is one of the organizers of an online concert of top acts this weekend that aims to raise money for, and awareness of, the dire straits concert venues around the country face because of COVID-19 restrictions.


Nationwide airline layoffs hit hundreds of workers in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of Phoenix-based flight attendants were among 19,000 American Airlines workers furloughed or laid off nationwide Thursday, one day the end of a federal stimulus package that had been preserving airline jobs for the past six months.


Arizona poverty rate continued fall in 2019, still topped national rate

WASHINGTON - The poverty rate in Arizona fell for the eighth straight year in 2019, to 13.5%, but while advocates welcomed that as "great news" they also cautioned that the state's economic gains were not shared equally by all Arizonans.


‘Crazy, crazy’ real estate market puts Gilbert near top of rankings

WASHINGTON - A tight housing market was one of the factors that made Gilbert the fifth-best real estate market in the country in a recent report that ranked four other Valley cities - Peoria, Surprise, Tempe and Chandler - in the top 25 in the country.


American Airlines says Arizona to lose fewer jobs than first threatened

WASHINGTON - American Airlines told more than 1,300 Phoenix employees in July they were at risk of furlough or layoff this fall, but the company insisted this week that the actual impact on Arizona workers will be smaller.


Threatened American Airlines layoffs leave Arizona employees anxious

WASHINGTON - American Airlines' announcement that it could furlough up to 19,000 workers on Oct. 1 has left the airline's roughly 10,000 employees in Arizona worried, but hopeful the state can avoid the worst of the cuts.