Born in Minneapolis, proud Leech Lake member, Rob Fairbanks exclusively known as “The Rez Reporter” currently residing in Cass Lake, Minnesota, started doing “Rez Reports” via Facebook page , “Rez Reporter” and through the YouTube channel, “Rob Fairbanks Channel” (2013).

2014 The Rez Reporter begun his stand-up comedy career. He has worked and opened with a number of other successful Native American comedians such as; Williams and Ree, JR Redwater, Tatanka Means, Ryan McMahon,  Jim Ruel, Tonia Jo Hall, Stuart Perkins, Jon Roberts, Tito Ybarra and even Dennis Gaxiola of BET.  Also, in 2014 The Rez Reporter and Tito Ybarra hosted a Public Access Channel TV show called “The Rob & Tito Show” on the Upstream Channel.

Rob exploded on to the comedy scene with his rezzy style of reporting in his Rez Reporter Weather Reports. After catching the attention of Indian Country Today and Tens of Thousands of dedicated fans Rob has kept himself busy traveling the country and performing comedy and filling every seat in the house. In his “How to be a Rez Reporter” presentation Rob shares a personal story of triumph over peer pressure and temptations in his journey to becoming The Rez Reporter we all enjoy.


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