Bob Kievra has worked at the Telegram & Gazette since 1988, most recently as a business reporter covering the financial services, insurance and utility industries. In his tenure at the paper, he has also been a special projects reporter, covered local news and politics and helped oversee a focus group that monitored and commented upon the 1996 elections. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1987 and has been honored by United Press International for spot news reporting. A Vermont native, he has previously worked at the Marlboro (Mass.) Enterprise. An avid scuba diver and underwater photographer, Bob lives in Holland, Mass. with his wife, Jean, and three children.