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Ex-WTMJ Reporter Rob Koebel: ‘My actions should be held to a higher standard’

Duane Dudek of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel speaks with Rob Koebel, who recently resigned from WTMJ after a disorderly conduct arrest:

“My actions should be held to a higher standard,” the former WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reporter said.

“I’m asking for the trust of the viewers” and, as a steward of the public trust, “I was a poor steward that night.”

Koebel said his “three-day drinking binge leading up to the arrest” was sparked by two interviews his former wife, HLN anchor Christi Paul, did about her recently-published book, Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt. The book is her account of what she says was an emotionally abusive marriage to Koebel. Read more

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Investigative Reporter Rob Koebel Out at WTMJ After Public Urination Incident

WTMJ has parted ways with investigative reporter Rob Koebel after he was cited for disorderly conduct last month. Koebel allegedly became belligerent with police after he was caught urinating outside an Apple store in Glendale, WI.

A police report obtained by Whitefish Bay Patch describes the incident:

When Koebel started urinating outside of the Apple store, the security guard told him to stop, but Koebel ignored him.

Glendale police arrived at the scene shortly. Koebel took his phone out of his pocket, and when police told him to put his phone away, he said, “No, not gonna happen.” He then put his phone back in his pocket, but then later took it out again.

When the officer asked Koebel to hand him his phone, he said: ‘No, do you know who you’re messing with?’

The police report goes on to say that Koebel was “uncooperative” with officers when he arrived at the station, calling them names “such as ‘(expletive) face’, as well as a derogatory term for homosexual.” Read more