Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell

Investigative Reporter/Anchor

Robert Maxwell is a part of KXAN’s investigative reporting team and is committed to holding the powerful accountable and revealing injustices that affect you and your family’s wellbeing.

This longtime, award-winning journalist has broken a number of significant stories around Central Texas. They include revelations managers at Austin’s 911 call center cut back staff overtime hours to save money. The decision resulted in longer wait times for callers.

Robert also discovered how a Central Texas ambulance company repeatedly failed state inspections and regularly required help from neighboring EMS agencies. The company is now out of business. Both investigations netted Robert Texas Associated Press and Headliners awards. He also received similar recognition for his work investigating domestic minor human trafficking in Travis County. Links to Robert’s reporting are in the Investigates section of

Robert joined the KXAN team in March 2012 as co-anchor of KXAN News Today before being promoted to 9pm news anchor on Austin’s CW and reporter on KXAN News at 10. Today he also fills in for main anchor Robert Hadlock. Robert honed his journalism skills in major cities in Canada before expanding his role to anchoring and reporting positions in Florida and Utah. His reporting work has been seen on CNN and other national networks.

Other significant contributions from Robert’s 20 years as a broadcast journalist include a report that led to reforms in how law enforcement is trained in upholding state concealed handgun licensing laws. Another investigation revealed public employees selling fake documents at a driver license office.

In his free time, you’ll find Robert on local rock climbing walls and mountain bike trails, exploring Austin’s live music venues and Hill Country wineries. He has also devoted time to Big Brothers Big Sisters and other charitable groups.

Email Robert your story tips to You can also follow him on Twitter: @RMaxwellKXAN.