Eugene Harold Robinson
12 March 1954
|Education||University of Michigan (BA)|
|The Washington Post|
San Francisco Chronicle
Eugene Harold Robinson (born March 12, 1954) is an American newspaper columnist and an associate editor of The Washington Post. His columns are syndicated to 262 newspapers by The Washington Post Writers Group. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009, was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2011 and served as its chair from 2017 to 2018.
Before graduating from the University of Michigan in 1974, he was the first African American co-editor-in-chief of The Michigan Daily. During the 1987-88 academic year, he was a mid-career Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
In 1976, he began his journalism career at the San Francisco Chronicle; his early assignments included the trial of publishing heiress Patty Hearst. He joined The Washington Post in 1980. Working his way up through the ranks, he was first a city hall reporter at the paper. He then became the assistant city editor; a South America correspondent based in Buenos Aires, Argentina; London bureau chief; foreign editor; and, most recently, the assistant managing editor of the paper's Style section. He began writing columns for the opinion page of the paper in 2005, also writes a twice-a-week column on politics and culture, and conducts a weekly online conversation with readers.
Robinson appears frequently as a liberal political analyst on MSNBC cable-TV network's programs such as Morning Joe, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, The Rachel Maddow Show, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, and Andrea Mitchell Reports. In addition, he is often a panelist on NBC's public affairs program Meet the Press.
Robinson is a 2021 honoree of the Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication, a recognition from The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication. He is a part of the fifth class of Larry Foster Award honorees, which honors professionals who "exemplify the importance of truthful communication with the public."
|Presentation by Robinson on Coal to Cream, September 7, 1999, C-SPAN|
|Booknotes interview with Robinson on Coal to Cream, November 7, 1999, C-SPAN|
|Presentation by Robinson on Last Dance in Havana, July 20, 2004, C-SPAN|
|Presentation by Robinson on Disintegration, October 16, 2010, C-SPAN|
|Presentation by Robinson on Disintegration, September 24, 2011, C-SPAN|
|Interview with Robinson on Disintegration, September 24, 2011, C-SPAN|