In 1998, after nearly a quarter of a century as an
award-winning news correspondent for CBS News, Rob Armstrong retired so that he
could teach, write, and golf.
Armstrong spent the last decade of his career as the network’s
senior radio correspondent in Washington, where he covered Congress, the White
House, and national politics. He reported on four presidential election
campaigns and covered nine nominating conventions. His assignments also took him
to forty-nine states, as well as to countless countries around the world. He
covered the peace processes in Ireland and the Middle East, and reported on
international summitry in Washington, London, Paris, Brussels, Rome, and Moscow.
In addition to his reporting for CBS News, Armstrong has also
contributed articles to the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal,
and the American Review of Journalism. His golf and travel
articles in particular have appeared in Washington Golf Monthly and on
the CBS Web page.
Armstrong’s passion for golf is insatiable. In fact, his
annual golfing trips to the Emerald Isle led him to write his first book, Golfing
in Ireland: The Most Complete Guide for Adventurous Golfers, also
published by Pelican. Living and working in the Washington, D.C., area for many
years gave Armstrong the knowledge necessary to write his most recent book, Golfing
When not hitting the links, Armstrong divides his time between writing about
golf and travel and teaching broadcast journalism at Flagler College in St.
Augustine, Florida, where he makes his home.