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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.


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News >  Column
Aug. 31, 2017, 4 a.m.
Serious football fans know WSU coach Mike Leach is an offensive genius. There aren’t many college passing records that Leach’s “Air Raid” offense hasn’t completely destroyed. Other college coaches explain how “in awe” they are of his ability to read a passing game.

News >  Column
Aug. 18, 2017, midnight
This week marks my one-year anniversary of the editor of The Spokesman-Review. I wanted to be here for so many reasons, but mostly because I had grown to dislike the smell of corporate journalism. I wanted to work someplace where profits weren’t the only measure of success.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 14, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
DjangoCon? Wait. Wasn’t that a movie from the ’90s starring Nicholas Cage that was directed by that guy who did Pulp Fiction?

News >  Column
Aug. 12, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
In Saturday’s edition of The Spokesman-Review, we ran a column from a local pastor. We do that almost every Saturday. Spirituality and beliefs are so important to so many of us. When I read it for the first time – in likely the same fashion many of you did – I was shocked.

Aug. 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
George Brett loves his adopted hometown of Kansas City, but it’s exactly those sort of painfully hot August days that make him crave visiting Spokane this time of year. He loves it so much that when you hear him talk about it, you wonder if he could be the new “Visit Spokane” spokesperson.

July 11, 2017, midnight
Avista Stadium’s overseeded field is one of minor league baseball’s jewels, thanks in large part to groundskeeper Tony Lee.

July 8, 2017, midnight
Mid-game promotions are the lifeblood of minor-league sports. Spokane’s show a social consciousness that you just don’t see at other ballparks.

News >  Military
June 25, 2017, midnight
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II has been to Fairchild Air Force Base many times. But last week was his first visit as a four-star general.

News >  Military
June 25, 2017, midnight
Gen. Carlton Dewey Everhart serves as commander of the U.S. Air Mobility Command. He sat down with Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley on Monday to talk about the strategic value of Fairchild Air Force Base and its future in the region. Q: What role does Fairchild play for this country’s national defense, both today and in the future?

News >  Column
June 18, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Sunday was “Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day” at Avista Stadium.

News >  Column
June 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
A Spokane Indians jersey is now in Cooperstown. And not just temporarily there. It’s a permanent part of the baseball hall of fame’s storied collection of artifacts celebrating the National Pastime.

News >  Column
April 4, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
The plane ride from Phoenix to Spokane was quiet. Some slept. Others read. Many of the players wore headphones, listening to music they may or may not have actually been hearing. But as soon as the chartered jet carrying the Gonzaga basketball team landed in Spokane, that uneasy, anxious feeling – a mixture of exhaustion and sadness, really – began to change a little.

News >  Column
April 2, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
This is what makes this year’s Gonzaga tale – you know, the ultimate connection between a community and its hometown team – one that makes you feel warm all over. Then the next thing you know, you’re grabbing a box of Kleenex and telling everyone around you how much you love them.

News >  Spokane
March 28, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
We’ve all been there before. Sitting in our favorite chair, just minutes before the tipoff of a nationally televised Gonzaga basketball game. Our favorite tasty beverage within arms reach. Then the announcer says it.

News >  Column
March 14, 2017, 5:04 a.m.
The Zags are likely the smartest team to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

News >  Column
March 13, 2017, 12:52 a.m.
The calls were immediate. Emails quickly followed. Now the stamped letters are arriving at our building on West Riverside. There have been a lot of changes to The Spokesman-Review over the last few months. We hear about them all. Almost instantly. Most have been met positively. Though we get an earful often enough. But nothing we’ve done to try to improve our newspaper has received the response that we got from the return of Dorothy Dean.

March 3, 2017, 12:43 a.m.
Living in Las Vegas teaches you things. Many of those lessons can’t be printed in a family newspaper, but the wisdom that can be shared on these pages is well worth knowing.

News >  Column
Feb. 25, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
Those of us who love newspapers and the history of newspapers, have almost certainly seen the 1948 cover of the Chicago Tribune. You know the one.

News >  Column
Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
How journalists fare in a world of fake news.

Jan. 30, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
This isn’t their first rodeo. Gonzaga knows exactly what it’s like to be the No. 1 team in the nation. And when it happened the first time back in 2013, the naysayers couldn’t wait to shake their heads and talk about strength of schedule and whole bunch of other numerologically based hoops hokum that sounds a little like one of those uncomfortable medical tests where you’re told not to eat the night before.

Jan. 14, 2017, midnight
Gonzaga University dorms open early so students can bring it for tonight's Saint Mary’s game.

Jan. 12, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
The world is watching now. But it wasn’t always that way. There was a time – and it really wasn’t all that long ago – when Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth remembers looking around the Martin Centre and wondering if there were more people on the team benches than there were in the stands.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 25, 2016, midnight
Waking up on Christmas morning is one of life’s great moments.

News >  Column
Dec. 22, 2016, 5 a.m.
One of my favorite things in the world is to watch someone read a newspaper. When you do that, you begin to learn that our readers look at what we do very differently than the journalists who created it do. You also learn a valuable lesson in what people really care about.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 15, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
“Star Wars” fans arrive at River Park Square mall for the showing of “Rogue One,” a little early and a little excited.