Cabot Rea is co-anchor of NBC4 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. with Colleen Marshall, and NBC4 at 5:30 p.m. with Ellie Merritt. He is also the leader of NBC4's initiative, the Battle Against Bullying.
He joined NBC4 in 1985 as a weekend sports anchor and features reporter. Prior to NBC4, Cabot was employed as a music teacher for Newark City Schools as well as a professional singer and actor.
Cabot started his broadcast career by working as a radio announcer while attending college.
Cabot graduated from Otterbein College in 1978 with a degree in music education. He also received a Master's degree in Voice Performance from The Ohio State University in Fall 2003.
He is the champion of the NBC4 anti-bullying campaign, "Battle Against Bullying," providing weekly reports, hosting quarterly specials and leading in-school presentations.
Cabot won an Emmy in July 2012 for his heartfelt series "Hospice: My Mother's Journey."
Cabot is the honorary spokesperson for The Cancer Support Community – Central Ohio. Other charities he supports on a regular basis are Nationwide Children's Hospital, A Special Wish Foundation and the Huntington Disease Foundation.
Cabot is perhaps most proud of twice being named "Teacher of the Year" at Newark Junior High School. Cabot also received an Emmy Award for Camp Reams as a feature news story. He was presented The Westerville Sertoma Service to Humanity Award for 2002.
Cabot resides in Westerville, Ohio, with his wife, Heather. They have grown children.
Food: Steak, chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, ice cream
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams
Music: Classical, contemporary Christian, alternative rock
Hobbies: Singing, acting, playing guitar, working out, going to the theater
Sports: Golf, baseball, football
Travel Destination: Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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