Longtime Tampa media personality Rob Lorei files for divorce - Florida Politics

Longtime Tampa media personality Rob Lorei files for divorce

Longtime Tampa public radio host Rob Lorei is seeking to divorce his wife of 33 years.

The 63-year-old St. Petersburg resident, the oldest of 10 siblings, is well-known local media personality in the Tampa Bay area. He is a co-founder of WMNF non-commercial radio and serves as its current news and public affairs director, as well as host and managing editor of Florida This Week on WEDU-TV.

Lorei’s wife, 66-year-old Janine Marie Farver of Tampa, had worked for years at WMNF-FM, including as station manager, and was a former executive director of the Florida Humanities Council.

According to a 2004 St. Petersburg Times profile, Lorei “married his boss, then-station manager Janine Farver” in 1985.

The couple wed in Sarasota on June 23, 1985, and have two adult daughters. Records show they purchased a Tampa home in 1988, with a current estimated value of more than $800,000.

According to a divorce complaint filed July 3 in Hillsborough County, Lorei claims the couple has separated and that their marriage is “irretrievably broken.” He is asking to sell the home and split the proceeds equally.

Lorei also wants Farver to continue providing health, vision and dental insurance, seeks the court to deny any request for alimony.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Orlando Rising and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.


  1. Typical socialist liberal wants his wife to pay for his medical. Get another job Rob. Join the real world.

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