Bob Herzog’s biggest secret: be yourself


IABC | Greater Cincinnati kicked off our 2018 – 2019 chapter year with a lunch and learn session presented by Bob Herzog, morning anchor at Local 12 TV. Herzog’s lively and engaging presentation on Thursday, September 20, highlighted three lessons on finding happiness and fun, gleaned from his unusual career trajectory:

  • First, embrace your own interests and talents, even in the face of disappointing people in your life. You may not be disappointing them, or you may receive support you didn’t expect. Bob did this twice: first with his father, a cardiologist, when he chose not to continue pursuing medicine (a revelation that came to him as a college junior sitting in an organic chemistry class) and the second time with the head of a law firm he joined after becoming an attorney, when he announced his decision to leave the law firm for a low-level job at a TV station that he loved.
  • Surround yourself with a network that lifts you, supports you, and helps you find your way. The right people in your life can help you piece things together and figure things out at just the right moments.
  • Lastly, find fun whenever you can. Many times life throws awful things your way, personally and at work. If you can find moments where you can let go a little and be spontaneous, you may find yourself bringing happiness and inspiration not just for yourself, but to others. Not every job lets you do that, but you can start in small ways.


Three key takeaways for those seeking more fun in their lives and work:

  1. Be yourself
  2. Network
  3. Follow your passions

To see how Bob Herzog injects fun into his life, follow him on Twitter and watch him daily on Local 12.