April 15, 2014
Robert Edward Healy, III, a native of Pittsburgh's South Hills area, is a professor of journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He graduated from Duquesne in both 2006 (master's) and 2005 (bachelor's).
Before returning to Pittsburgh and becoming the editor of the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch from December 2010 to October 2013 (and the UpperSt.Clair Patch from May to October 2013), Robert worked out of the area for the previous three years in the public-relations industry, including time as the director of athletics communications at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., from July 2008 to July 2010.
Robert has worked for a variety of companies on a part-time basis, as well, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Pittsburgh Sports Report and The Daily Item of Sunbury, Pa. He was also a marketing specialist for the Court Time Sports Center of Elizabeth, Pa., from February to September 2007. Following employment at Court Time, Robert became the assistant sports information director at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.
As an undergraduate at Duquesne, Robert worked for the university's student radio station and student newspaper while playing football and competing in indoor and outdoor track & field. He also worked for Clear Channel Communications, Inc., as a promotions assistant. Robert's four Duquesne football teams (two as an all-conference honoree) did not lose a conference game while winning four straight championships, including a national title in 2003. He received a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies with minors in multimedia and sociology.
Robert continued to compete in track & field during graduate school and was a teaching assistant. He taught two sections of a Language for Journalists course and was an assistant for two sections of a Media and Sports course. He enjoyed a standout track & field season in 2005-06 when he set Duquesne's indoor and outdoor shot put records and won the Atlantic 10 Conference discus throw title. He finished grad school with a 4.00 GPA, an Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year award and an Academic All-America honor. He received a Master of Science in Multimedia Technology degree with a focus in Professional Media Practices.
Robert has performed as an actor and a voice performer for a number of companies. He has also been a sports radio commentator (both play-by-play and color) for Duquesne, Hamilton and Susquehanna, earning three Associated Press awards in the process. He has also done college football sideline reporting for WOLF-TV in the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., area.
Robert's recruiting pamphlets at Susquehanna, for which he provided art direction, won awards for design. He designed and built a new Web identity for Susquehanna Athletics during his time there, as well.
Robert and his wife, Nicole, live in Pittsburgh with their daughter, Rhiannon, who was born in March 2013.
Robert enjoys playing baseball and racquetball and driving golf balls. He competes for the Pittsburgh Black Sox, a semi-professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood, and is a former member of the USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation, having trained with U.S. bobsledders and competed for a roster spot in that organization in 2008. He also boasts an undefeated record as a super-heavyweight for Pittsburgh's South Park Boxing Club.