Robin Robinson is an award winning journalist and respected Chicago broadcaster who has covered everything from sports championships to Presidential Inaugurations. Her passion is investigating significant issues, events and people to enlighten audiences with new perspectives and unique content.
The recipient of numerous awards, including 6 EMMYs from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Midwest Chapter and The Excellence in Reporting award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Robinson was also honored in 2013 by the national Women's Media Center for her investigative reports on human trafficking.
As a reporter she got her start at ABC affiliate KGTV in San Diego, California while still a student majoring in Journalism at San Diego State University. In 1980, Robinson moved to Denver, Colorado as a Consumer Reporter for CBS affiliate KMGH-TV, and then to CBS owned WBBM-TV, Channel 2 in Chicago in 1983. Robinson left Channel 2 in 1986 to become the founding anchor of the 9pm newscast at WFLD-TV, the Fox owned station in Chicago, where she covered every major story in the region for 27 years. Her six Emmy Awards from the Midwest Chapter of the National Association Television and Radio Artists add to Emmys (one each) from the Rocky Mountain and San Diego Chapters of NATAS.
In addition to her work in TV News, Robinson is a frequent guest and host on radio stations WGCI-FM and WVON-AM. In 1994-96 she hosted a live weekly broadcast on WCGI-FM, a role media critic Robert Feder described as “…the first Chicago television news anchor to hold a second job simultaneously as a radio disc jockey.” Robinson has also enjoyed “playing” a reporter on episodes of several television series, including Prison Break (Fox), Chicago Code (Fox), Crisis (NBC) and, most recently, Empire (Fox).
In digital media, Robin is a frequent contributor to TBT NewsService, an online platform with 65,000 subscribers that targets African American readers.
Robinson is active in many community initiatives, including her long time associations with Orchard Village, a Skokie Illinois based agency serving developmentally disabled adults, and Clara’s House Shelter in West Englewood Illinois that cares for battered/homeless women and children. She regularly visits schools and youth clubs, serves as mistress of ceremonies for numerous fundraising events, and since 2010 has led a collective mentoring program, Sisters Peak, at Daniel S. Wentworth Elementary School in the city’s Englewood neighborhood.
With her newly formed production company, Birdland Media Ltd, Robin Robinson has partnered with WYCC-PBS Chicago on a series of programs featuring in-depth interviews with artists and thought-leaders. She has also presented on media and other issues for both corporate and philanthropic audiences, including The Federal Reserve Bank, Hyatt Hotels, Chicago State University, The History Makers and Allstate.
Robinson is represented by Andrew Stroth of Impact Talent Associates in Chicago Illinois.