Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1978.
He now writes a daily media blog at RobertFeder.com. Born on Chicago"s South Side and raised in Skokie, Illinois, Feder earned a bachelor"s degree in journalism from Northwestern University"s Medill School of Journalism in 1978. Growing up, Feder considered his idol to be Columbia Broadcasting System legend Walter Cronkite, and he created the first and only fan club of Cronkite at age 14.
Feder got his start in journalism at Lerner Newspapers" Skokie Life newspaper.
He then joined the Chicago Sun-Times in 1980, starting out as a legman for television/radio columnist Gary Deeb. Feder eventually became the paper"s television and radio columnist after Deeb left to join a Chicago television station, and Feder remained at the Sun-Times as its television/radio columnist until the fall of 2008.
In 2008, Feder took a buyout from the Sun-Times. After a one-year hiatus, he joined Chicago"s Vocalo.org as a blogger, where he worked until December 2010.
Feder joined Time Out Chicago as media critic on January 3, 2011.
On April 8, 2013, Feder announced in an email and on his Facebook page that with the closure of Time Out Chicago as a printed magazine and its shift to a digital-only platform, he would accept a buyout of his contract and leave Time Out Chicago. On August 15, 2013, Feder launched RobertFeder.com, under a licensing and marketing agreement with Chicago Tribune Media Group.
Member Society Professional Journalists, Chicago Headline Club, Chicago Newspaper Guild, Northwestern Club of Chicago, Skokie History Society.
Married Janet Gail Elkins, June 16, 1985. 1 child, Emily Jacklyn.