Robert Wilonsky

Robert Wilonsky

Robert Elliott Wilonsky (born 24 October 1968) is an American journalist and the former host of "Higher Definition", an interview program on the cable television network HDNet.


Early life

Wilonsky was born in Dallas, Texas to Margaret and Herschel Wilonsky. Wilonsky graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, where he was an avid swimmer and cheerleader [ [ Square Pegs: Robert Wilonsky was a high school cheerleader (photo included) | | Dallas / Fort Worth ] ] and was graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. During his senior year he was the managing editor of "The Daily Texan".


After graduation, Wilonsky was hired by the "Dallas Times-Herald", but moved to the "Dallas Observer" after the former ceased publication in 1991. He has worked for the "Dallas Observer" since, aside from a one-year stint with the "Los Angeles New Times". Wilonsky has served as feature writer, music editor, film critic, sports columnist, and is currently pop culture editor for the "Observer". In March 2006, he oversaw the launching of the paper's weblog, "Unfair Park", which he edits. He has also been published in "Salon" and "American Way", and has appeared as a guest critic on "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper". He served as co-host with Richard Roeper on the show for eight consecutive weeks beginning with the 2007-2008 season.

In 2003, Wilonsky was hired as the host of HDNet’s new talk show, "Higher Definition". The half-hour program initially had him engaging in recreational activities with the guests while interviewing them about the impact of high-definition video on entertainment. However, the show has since adopted a conventional sit-down format. He now hosts "The Ultimate Trailer Show" on HDNet.

For several years, Wilonsky has been a frequent guest on "The Hardline", a popular afternoon show on KTCK, contributing pop culture analysis and commentary.


External links

* [ The Dallas Observer]
* [ At The Movies with Ebert & Roeper]
* [ Unfair Park]
* [ The Hardline]

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