Rob Owen has been TV critic for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 1998. He was TV editor from 1998-2010 coordinating the paper’s coverage of television, including prime-time broadcast and cable programming. He writes reviews, features and columns about television, records a weekly podcast, writes a blog and answers questions in a weekly TV Q&A column.
Owen was lead TV writer for Scripps Howard News Service for more than a decade and he is a past president (2005-07) of the Television Critics Association, which coordinates the bi-annual TCA press tours in Los Angeles.
Owen also freelances TV stories for Variety, The Seattle Times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, Pittsburgh Magazine and the Wilmington (N.C.) StarNews. He previously worked as a radio/TV columnist for the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union (1996-98) and as a features writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch (1993-96).
Author of the book “Gen X TV: The Brady Bunch to Melrose Place” (1997, Syracuse University Press), Owen obtained a B.S. in magazine journalism/marketing (dual program) from Syracuse University.