Journalism: Features

Since 2013, I have been the autos editor at the Chicago Tribune. I've reported and reviewed over 700 stories of local and national significance, from the suprise shut down of vehicle emissions testing stations in the city of Chicago, to the rise of Tesla, the decline of the manual transmission and coverage of all the crossovers. Starting out running a microsite on fuel-efficient vehicles, my role grew into senior journalist, digital content editor, print source editor, multimedia editor, social media manager and more, with my byline appearing in over 100 publications, including the nine national newspapers owned by Tribune Publishing as well as content made available to hundreds of wire clients via Tribune News Service. 

Here is a sampling of those stories.

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Media & Appearances

WLS 890 AM Drive Chicago  

Chicago Tribune reporter Robert Duffer joins the discussion to weigh in on manual transmissions versus modern paddle shifters.

ABC 7 Chicago Auto Show Family Day   

Panel discussing automotive safety on the floor of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show with ABC 7's Roz Varon, Alex Epstein of the National Safety Council, Jennifer Newman, editor-in-chief of Cars.com and Robert Duffer.  

Chicago Auto Show preview on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio    

In this hour of RedEye Remix, Amy and producer Kate talk the frigid Chicago weather, and chat with Robert Duffer of the Chicago Tribune about the Chicago Auto Show!

Winter Car Care Tips on WGN Radio    

Chicago Tribune Cars editor Robert Duffer talks with Matt Bubala about keeping your car running during the winter weather.