Bob Jenkins is one of newspaper reporters from the Arlen Bystander.
Jenkins is an elderly man with gray hair and a skinny build. He has an eyepatch over his left eye, which was removed in order to remove a tumor near his brain. He usually wears a tan suit with a bowtie.
He first appears at his desk inside the Arlen Bystander picking up a call about a person smoking in a non-smoking era, dubbing the person the "Smoking Bandit." He is the first one to break the story, but gives up on it after the bandit decides to get more attention from a television station than the newspapers.
After Peggy is interviewed at the Bystander for a job, Jenkins acts as her rival reporter, and the two compete for stories.