Famous & Infamous with a Link to Evergreen


Dobbs, Gregory Allan

Written by Linda Kirkpatrick on .


Greg Dobbs

(1946 - )

Evergreen has seen its share of residents and frequent visitors with celebrity status, but seldom – if ever – has a person with national recognition invested himself in this community the way Greg Dobbs has.

Greg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a student at Berkeley in the Sixties he found himself in the midst of the free speech movement, surrounded by campus protests, occupations and police cars getting crushed. “I was a fascinated spectator” who liked the thought of getting to go where the action was. It sparked a desire to pursue a career in journalism after Berkeley, earning his masters at Northwestern.

The journalist with 40 years’ experience in television broadcasting logged 23 years with ABC News – much of it as a correspondent, including 10 years overseas. In addition to the US space program, he’s covered news in more than 80 countries. Listed among his credits is coverage of the following news events from the early ‘70s through the early ‘90s: