Carla Robinson

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Carla Robinson (born 23 January 1971 in Kitimat, British Columbia) is a Canadian television journalist for CBC Newsworld.

Biography and education[edit]

Robinson was born in Kitimat (also spelled Kitamaat).[1] She lived briefly on her mother's reservation in Bella Bella, British Columbia, but returned to Kitamaat at age six.

Robinson earned an honours degree in mass communications from Carleton University in 1995, and a masters degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 1996.

Robinson has two children.[2] Her sister, Eden Robinson, is a noted Canadian writer.

Carla Robinson is a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations.

Career[edit]

At age sixteen Robinson began her journalism career, by writing articles for The Northern Sentinel Press. She has also written for Aboriginal Voices, The Rez, and Dreamspeaker.[3] She has worked for the Canadian government (in the Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs),[4] and has taught students in the Junior Achievement Stay in School program.

She previously reported for BCTV News and hosted the program Pressure Point on Rogers Television in Vancouver.

From August 1998 to March 2013, Robinson anchored evening news broadcasts for CBC. She also hosted a weekly edition of Absolutely Canadian devoted to First Nations news. In 2004 Robinson replaced Knowlton Nash as the host of CBC's educational series News in Review. In 2013, she hosted the biography series "All Our Relations," aired on APTN.

She presently holds title of Founder and President of Carla Robinson Media Productions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/personalities.html Biography of Carla Robinson on CBC website, accessed 2 October 2009
  2. ^ http://cbc.ca/arts/books/bloodsports.html Interview with Eden Robinson, accessed 2 October 2009
  3. ^ http://www.inac.gc.ca/pubs/dreams/winter96/index.html Dreamspeaker website, accessed 2 October 2009
  4. ^ CBC Biography