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Rob Black is not your average financial expert. He is an accomplished money man whose mix of intelligent insight and Gen X sarcasm has made him one of the Bay Area’s most trusted experts in the world of business news, personal finance, tax and retirement planning. As an engaging radio and TV personality whose career in media has now lasted almost 20 years, Rob strives to present the stories behind the stories on Wall Street while also covering an array of monetary topics including asset allocation, Social Security, pensions, investments, annuities, insurance and taxes.

You can catch Rob Black talking about the markets on the KRON 4 Morning News at 6:45 a.m. and “Winners & Losers” on Wall Street at 9:15 a.m. Rob also hosts “Rob Black & Your Money” at 11 a.m. on Mondays. Rob’s radio show, “Rob Black & Your Money”, airs on weekdays on KDOW 1220 AM from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and is also streamed live at www.kdow.biz. You can also view Rob’s daily money videos at www.youtube.com/user/robblackshow.

Wealth Management

In addition to his career as a media personality, Rob has had a lengthy and successful career as a money manager and is the co-founder of NewFocus Financial Group. Twenty years ago, he founded Mercury Capital Management and served as owner and lead advisor. Eventually, that firm merged with Goodwyn & Long to create G.L.B. Financial. After Rob relocated to California in 2002, he and Chad Burton, CFP®, decided to merge their firms and create NewFocus Financial Group.

NewFocus Financial Group is an independent SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm that provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management services to individuals, families, business owners, andprofessionals as well as trusts, retirement and pension plans. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners help monitor client’s investments accounts and financial plans. NewFocus Financial Group specializes in helping clients build, maintain and preserve wealth by providing financial analysis, professional advice and asset management with objectivity, professional expertise and experience.

Professional Media Experience


  • Television — Channel 4 KRON, San Francisco, Financial Contributor and host “Rob Black & Your Money”.
  • Radio — “Rob Black & Your Money” on KDOW 1220 AM from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Various Web Projects

  • Youtube — Daily Financial insights on youtube Channel “robblackshow”.
  • Podcast — Free daily insights into economy, markets and financial planning at iTunes under “Rob Black & Your Money”.
  • Facebook Fan Page — Financial questions & answers as well as updates available via following “KRON 4 Rob Black” or group page “I Hate Rob Black”.
  • Twitter — “Rob Black Show”

Guest Spots

  • Bloomberg Television, CNBC, Cashin’ In, Forbes on Fox, local television stations & more.


  • Radio — Host CNET Radio’s “Stock Talk” CNET Radio, San Francisco . Host Business Talk Radio “20/20 Insight”, national.
  • Internet Videos — Mevio.com hosted “Rob Black’s Money Team” and “Market Movers