Bob Bicknell reports on technology for KYW Newsradio 1060. His “Web Pick of the Day” airs daily on KYW, and his news reports on emerging technologies, new products, and tech-related issues air whenever warranted.
Born and raised the son of a radio and electronic gadget hobbyist, Bicknell grew up in Middlesex County, NJ.
He graduated from the University of Delaware and soon after began writing and reporting for WHYY-TV in Wilmington. Oftentimes, after filing his report at WHYY, he would head up I-95 to write and produce for WTXF-TV’s “Ten O’Clock News.”
In 1996, Bicknell helped start up WTXF’s “Good Day Philadelphia,” also teaching broadcast newswriting afternoons at La Salle University until 1998.
After working nine years in Philadelphia television, he became executive producer and news webmaster for WRGB-TV in Albany, NY, and then executive producer for cable news channel “New York 1″ in Manhattan.
In 1999, Bicknell landed at CBS News “Up To The Minute,” where he still works as senior producer for the network’s overnight news broadcast. He began reporting for KYW Newsradio in 2001.
Bob is an avid runner, looking forward his next Philadelphia Marathon (or Philadelphia Distance Run or Broad Street Run). When he’s not running through his favorite park, he and his wife can be found running after their young son and daughter.
StumbleUpon.com is actually a tool that helps you find sites you may be interested in.
RadarOnline has long been a source for the latest and juiciest bits from Hollywood, New York and beyond.
Here’s a site my kids swear by. ClubPenguin.com is an online virtual penguin community.
GetGlue.com offers a web browser plug in that lets you like or dislike things you find on other websites – like books, movies and music.
Wikileaks.org is a website for whistleblowers, dissidents and others looking to spread truth.
Let’s say you get a picture file. You need a jpeg, but you get a tiff. What to do? Convert that file at Zamzar.com.
StyleMom.com is a site dedicated to making Moms and Moms-to-be look and feel fabulous.
Last.fm is a social music site and software package that can help you expand your musical horizons.
Consumersearch.com is a comparison site that compares reviews from other consumer sites.
Current.com is the online home of Current TV, the leading peer-to-peer news site where the content is created by the viewers.
At Spotify.com you can sign up for free and download the software, then create your playlists from the artists or genres you like most.
Etsy.com is a shopping web site that specializes in unique and handmade crafts.
Pointlesssites.com is just that – a complete waste of your time.
Magcover.com lets you upload your favorite pictures, and put them on the cover of a fictional magazine.
At Mag.ma you’ll find the latest and hottest web videos – from silly home video types to professionally produced bits ready to go viral.