Bobby Ross Jr.
Chief Correspondent

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PROFILE

Bobby Ross Jr., the Religion Newswriters Association's 2013 Magazine News Reporter of the Year, serves as chief correspondent for The Christian Chronicle.

Bobby joined the Chronicle as managing editor in 2005, overseeing the journalistic operations for more than eight years. In that time, the Chronicle earned 56 national "Best of the Christian Press" awards from the Associated Church Press — including twice being named top newspaper — and 40 state awards from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists.

A 1990 journalism graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, Bobby has traveled to 47 states and 10 countries to report stories for the Chronicle.

The Ross family

"What an incredible blessing!" he says of the opportunity to report news that informs, inspires and unites members of Churches of Christ.

Bobby also contributes to GetReligion.org and writes freelance stories for Christianity Today. 

Before joining the Chronicle, he worked three years as a religion and enterprise writer for The Associated Press in Nashville and Dallas, nine years as a reporter and editor for The Oklahoman and three years as a staff writer for other newspapers. 

Bobby and his wife, Tamie, are the proud parents of three: Brady, 21, a preaching ministry major at Oklahoma Christian; Keaton, 17, a high school junior; and Kendall, 15, a high school sophomore. The Rosses are longtime members of the Edmond Church of Christ in Oklahoma, where Bobby serves as a deacon for communications.