Bob Knight

CEO and Managing Partner
Harrison Edwards Strategic Communications, Inc.


Bob Knight is both a broadband industry professional and public official. He is a partner at Harrison Edwards PR+Marketing in Armonk, New York, and is heavily involved in the company’s key sectors including telecommunications, economic development, government and healthcare. In his role at Harrison Edwards, Knight is widely considered the nation’s leading expert in community and stakeholder engagement for broadband deployments.

In the public sector, he is serving his sixth term as a commissioner of economic & community development, Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and is the town’s deputy recovery coordinator. He is serving as project leader for Ridgefield’s 2021 Economic Development and Recovery Plan, and sits on the business and jobs subcommittee of the State of Connecticut Region 5 long-term recovery committee.

Knight is the national co-chair for the public officials committee of the Fiber Broadband Association in Washington, D.C., and is a 2021 chairman of the Broadband Communities Summit in Houston, TX, and a founder of the National Fiber Coalition.

Earlier in his career, Knight was a top-rated radio air personality and programmer. Notably, in 2000, he replaced Ryan Seacrest at K101 in San Francisco, then served as director of operations and programming for NextMedia Chicago, where he co-hosted “The Morning Beat with Jeff and Bobby.”

Knight lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut, with his wife and two school-aged children.

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