Eugene Robinson (journalist)


Eugene Robinson (journalist)

Infobox journalist
name = Eugene H. Robinson


birth_date = 1955
birth_place = Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA
education = University of Michigan
Harvard University
occupation = Journalist
credits = "Washington Post"
"San Francisco Chronicle"

Eugene H. Robinson (born 1955) is a newspaper columnist and assistant managing editor for "The Washington Post". His columns are syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group. In his columns he generally takes progressive positions and often criticizes President George W. Bush for his perceived domestic and foreign-policy failures, especially the Iraq War. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Biography

Early years

Robinson was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina where he attended Orangeburg High School. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where, in his senior year, he was co-editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the "Michigan Daily".

Career

In 1976, he began his journalism career at the "San Francisco Chronicle", where he covered the trial of publishing heiress Patty Hearst. He joined the "Washington Post" in 1980 and worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a city hall reporter. He then became assistant city editor, city editor, South America correspondent, London bureau chief, foreign editor, and, most recently, assistant managing editor. He began writing opinion columns for the paper in 2005.

Robinson appears frequently on MSNBC as a political analyst on shows such as "Race for the White House", "Countdown with Keith Olbermann", and "Hardball with Chris Matthews".

Personal life

Robinson lives with his wife and two sons in Arlington, Virginia.

Bibliography

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References

External links

* [http://www.postwritersgroup.com/robinson.htm Biography at Washington Post Writers Group]
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/opinion/columns/robinson/ Washington Post columns archive]


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