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Robert Daraio joined Tribune’s flagship television station, WPIX, as a master control technical director and video engineer on June 1,1999. This is Bob’s first staff position following a 22-year career as a freelance camera, robotics, video, audio, and videotape technician. His news, sports, and entertainment clients include CBS, NBC, FOX5, TBS, ABC, UPN9, WPIX, WNET, MSG, CNN, CNNfn, HBO, Showtime, MTV, VH1, CTW, NEP, Unitel, MTI, ESPN, and the National Geographic Society.

In 2002 the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Bob for his video and robotic camera work on the Emmy Award winning “The WB11 News At 10”, now "The CW11 News At 10".

Bob has been a video assist technician for hundreds of commercials and coordinated video effects for feature films including the Rozie Perez and Patti Lupone independent film, “24 Hour Woman” and “For Love Of The Game” with Kevin Costner for Universal Pictures.

As a trade unionist, Bob has served on the Executive Boards of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) Local 15, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Locals 644 and 600. He served two terms on the New York City Central Labor Council of the AFL/CIO and is currently a Shop Steward of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1212. Bob is one of an elite few who have held elective office in all three of New York’s film, television, and theatrical technical employee unions.

The No Elephant CircusA graduate of the first four-year class in Theatre Technology at SUNY Purchase, Bob did his graduate work at NYU in Arts Management and Business Administration. 

Bob spent his summers during college traveling with "The Circus Kingdom", a youth circus program run by Rev. L. David Harris made up of college students from across the U.S.A. that toured throughout the U.S. and Canada. During his senior year at Purchase, Bob founded "The No Elephant Circus". TNEC operated under the Actor's Equity Association Theatre For Young Audience contract from 1977 to 1990, touring an average of 126 cities in 15 States annually.
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Bob is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE); Flotilla 16-07, D5N, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary; holds a Coast Guard Near Coastal Master of 50 Ton Vessels Captain's License, and is a Court Constable for the Village of Ossining, New York, where he lives with his wife Gayle, an IATSE Local 764 Broadway wardrobe supervisor.

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