Home Bio


Rob Schilling, also known as Charlottesville’s “Community Watchdog,” is a respected voice and a trusted name across central Virginia. Weekdays from noon to 2 PM, Rob hosts The Schilling Show radio program, heard on Newsradio 1070 and 98.9 FM WINA and streamed live online.

As editor and founder of SchillingShow.com, a news, analysis, and commentary web site, Rob has launched multiple national news stories, several of which have appeared on The BBC, Drudge Report, The Blaze, Fox News and many other prominent media outlets. Most recently, Rob’s reporting and investigative journalism has been awarded multiple times by the Associated Press and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters, including two “Superior Awards for Best Investigative Reporting” from the Associated Press.

Rob and his wife moved to central Virginia from Southern California in 1998 seeking a more serene lifestyle. Little did they know that just a few years later, in 2002, Rob would be elected to Charlottesville’s City Council—the only Republican to have accomplished that feat since 1986.

Through his four years of elected public service, Rob gained a unique insight into the workings of local government and politics, the dangers of single-party rule, and the insidious corruption that today infiltrates all levels of government. Rob’s viewpoint—as a political “outsider” who has served on the inside of Charlottesville’s “City Hall Cabal”—is thoroughly unique in the central Virginia media market.

Varied life experiences as a classroom teacher, professional musician, business owner, politician, and most importantly, husband and father, have given Rob broad knowledge and a deep understanding of the issues that are important to his listeners and readers.

The Schilling Show is a venue for advocacy in promoting America’s return to her foundational principles. While he takes strong stances on issues, all points of view are welcome on The Schilling Show, and Rob often hosts guests from divergent ends of the political and social spectrums.

Beyond his radio and reporting duties, Rob leads a very full life. He is a sought after speaker on faith and political issues, a Contemporary Christian recording artist and worship leader, and an amateur home renovator.