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.
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,