- Bob Lape
Bob Lape (born Robert Cable Lape in 1934 in
Akron, Ohio) is an American broadcast journalist, writer, restaurant reviewer, and food critic.
Lape worked as a
reporterand news director at WCUEin Akron, Ohio, WICE in Providence, Rhode Islandand WBZ in Boston, Massachusetts, before joining WABC-TVin New York Cityas a charter member of the " Eyewitness News" team in 1968. Originally hired as a political and crimereporter (beats which he would continue to cover throughout his run with the station), as well as being an occasional anchor, Lape started a segment called "The Eyewitness Gourmet" in 1970; it became a popular feature on the program and would run for 12 years. After leaving channel 7, he hosted a phone in talk show, "Bob Lape's Food Show", on WABC (AM)and wrote a restaurant column in the New York Law Journal.
Lape is the author of the journals "Epicurean Rendezvous", 1990-1996, and "Bob Lape's Restaurant Index", 1987-1991 (along with art by
Milton Glaser). Lape is a co-author with his wife Joanna Pruessof the book "Seduced by Bacon : Recipes & Lore About America's Favorite Indulgence" [ISBN 1-59228-851-0]
Bob Lape's awards include Chevalier d'honneur Swiss Ordre du Channe, awarded in 2004 and an
Emmy awardfor TV News Coverage in 1980.
He is a member of the
Broadcasters' Hall of Fame, the Commanderie de Cordon Bleude France, and the Friars Club. He received his bachelor's degreeat Kent StateUniversity in 1955. He and his wife live in Bronx, New York.
* [http://mediainsider2.prnewswire.com/newsBreak/archives/article.cfm?ID=400 Bob Lape Media Profile]
* "Robert Cable Lape." Marquis Who's Who, 2006.
* [http://www.foodwinetravel.com/bob.htm short autobiography]
* New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Sep 19, 2004. pg. 9.18
* New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Aug 7, 2005. pg. 11.9
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