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Rob Curley robc@spokesman.com (509) 459-5030

Rob Curley is the editor of The Spokesman-Review and joined the newspaper in 2016. He has previously held leadership positions at The Orange County Register, Las Vegas Sun, Washington Post and Lawrence Journal-World.


Most Recent Stories

News >  Column
March 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gonzaga’s sweet road trip to Anaheim for the NCAA Tournament means a whole bunch of folks from Spokane just got unexpected travel plans to the land of the Real Housewives, and – both more importantly and less goofy – Disneyland.

News >  Column
March 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
The good part about being an editor is that you typically see lots of the country, as you move from newspaper to newspaper. That’s also kind of the bad part, too. But not this week. And especially for those heading to Southern California to see Gonzaga in the Sweet 16.

News >  Spokane
March 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Awesome eats at Anaheim Packing District It’s a throwback to when oranges actually ruled Orange County.

News >  Spokane
March 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Most freshman college basketball players just want to get into the game. Sophomores want to score. Juniors want to start. And seniors simply want to win. Especially the seniors on the Gonzaga women’s basketball team.

News >  Spokane
March 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
It happens every year at tournament time: Some national television person ticks me off. Actually, it’s usually multiple people. I think in TV terms, they call that a gaggle of broadcasters. Or maybe it’s a cackle. I forget. Most of the time, it’s about Gonzaga and how they pronounce it. I mean mispronounce it. Other times, it’s about how they butcher saying Spokane. In some rare circumstances, it’s literally both, and that’s when my head explodes in a phonetic fit.

March 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
These Zags let it be known they have every intention of not only catching each other, but carrying each other right past any obstacles that might face them .

News >  Spokane
March 13, 2019, 4 a.m.
If you could pick an era’s Dream Team of successful and powerful women lawyers from Gonzaga, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything quite like what was happening on the banks of the Spokane River in the late 1980s and early ’90s.

News >  Spokane
March 12, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Katherine Morgan, the former president and CEO of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber – and current senior vice president at Bank of America – simply couldn’t bring herself to leave Orleans Arena after the Zags’ loss in the West Coast Conference Tournament championship.

News >  Spokane
March 12, 2019, 4 a.m.
If you’ve ever been to one of the conference tournament games in Las Vegas to watch the Zags play during the past decade or so, you’ve almost certainly heard Stacey Fott.

News >  Spokane
March 12, 2019, 4 a.m.
The leader of the Zags has been known to come to the West Coast Conference rally in various wild outfits – like showing up last year in a full Gonzaga men’s basketball uniform – but this one was a little different.

News >  Spokane
March 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
The connection doesn’t even seem real, let alone likely. How does the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the mixed martial arts juggernaut that is the face of the fastest growing sport in the world, have ties to Gonzaga University, a small Jesuit school known for its overachieving basketball team and its incredible ability to be mispronounced by nearly everyone outside of Spokane?

News >  Spokane
March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who made history with her election victory for her Nevada Senate seat, is a proud alumna of Gonzaga Law School.

March 9, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
So, what’s it like to travel when you’re one of the elite college basketball programs in the nation?

March 9, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
He was the hometown hero who became Gonzaga’s first superstar. And now he’s gotten the call to hall.

News >  Spokane
March 8, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
There’s nothing quite like the opening night of a new show in Las Vegas. The Who’s Who of Sin City are all there and they’re dressed to impress.

News >  Column
Feb. 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
I like Facebook. Even with all of its problems. It’s where I keep up with my friends and the people I care the most about. The people I grew up with in my tiny hometown. My college buddies. The wannabe rock stars in the various bands in which I tried to play guitar. (You should see how awesome I looked in acid-washed jeans, with the biggest ’80s hair this side of Texas.)

A&E >  Music
Jan. 31, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
When KISS played the old Spokane Coliseum in 1977, a Spokesman-Review critic was not impressed. Current editor Rob Curley goes to bat in defense of his rock icons.

News >  Column
Dec. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
“Did you know that when Bing Crosby wrote ‘Silver Bells,’ he wrote it after hearing the Salvation Army’s bells while here in Spokane during Christmas?” Or not.

News >  Column
Dec. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
Short sports fanatics are my very favorite. By that, I mean kids. Kids also have the best favorite players. And the Bulldog guard is the current king of the Zags with Spokane's playground demographic.

News >  Column
Dec. 9, 2018, midnight
It’s the smell. Not the warm and familiar fragrance of the trees, though he loves that scent as well.

News >  Column
Dec. 5, 2018, midnight
The many changes at the venue formerly known as the INB Performing Arts Center are about much more than just what its artists and patrons see.

News >  Column
Nov. 26, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
On Monday, the Associated Press named the Zags the No. 1 team in the nation, jumping over Kansas. That meant the Curley family’s favorite team was No. 2. It also meant I’d better brace for a call from my Mom.

A&E >  Food
Nov. 21, 2018, midnight
Spokane chef Chad White thought it would be fun to prepare a four-course, fine-dining experience using just an Instant Pot. So he’ll do it live for the Northwest Passages Book Club, with help from best-selling Instant Pot cookbook author Laurel Randolph.

News >  Column
Nov. 18, 2018, midnight
Strap on those Mickey ears you bought during your last vacation to Disneyland and let’s begin this little mouse tale.

News >  Column
Nov. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
Last year, our newspaper was asked to participate in the Salvation Army’s Kettle Kickoff. We were all ready. But I was especially ready. Dressed as Santa, the generosity I saw that day truly moved me. I know it’s not a competition. It’s something done for all of the right reasons to help others who need a little extra this holiday season, and really, during all of our seasons. It’s one of those things that needs, and deserves, to be kept pure.