WDBJ7 news anchor Robin Reed has accepted an invitation from the Vinton Dogwood Festival to be the Grand Marshal of the 63rd Annual Vinton Dogwood Parade on April 28.

Robin Reed, news anchor at WDBJ7, will serve as the Grand Marshal of this year’s Vinton Dogwood Festival Parade on April 28.

Reed has been with WDBJ7 since March 1982. His path to television began with a passion for baseball but a major league career was not to be. TV sports reporting was the logical extension, but when the opportunity to present weather in Roanoke came along, Reed knew he had found a new hometown.

His communications degree from James Madison University did not include meteorology so he began an extended period of distance learning, including stints at Penn State, Ball State, Mississippi State, Portland State, Lyndon State and the USDA Graduate School.

Viewers are often impressed by Reed’s…

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