Robin Young (born Robin Cardwell Youngs) is an American television and radio personality. She has been a Boston, Massachusetts-based radio and television host since the mid-1970s when she hosted Evening Magazine for WBZ-TV. She began in television as a secretary at Channel 38 (Boston) in 1973. In 1975, she went on air as a radio announcer at WBZ (Boston); she made her first television appearance on WBZ-TV's 'Evening Magazine' in 1976. In 1982 she joined Tom Ellis as co-anchor of WNEV-TV's NEWSE7EN. She remained at that job through 1983.
She currently hosts Public Radio International's daily news magazine Here and Now which is produced at WBUR in Boston. The show normally consists of five interview segments with reporters, politicians, artists, authors, and experts on a given subject. It airs from noon to 1 p.m. on WBUR and is distributed by Public Radio International. As an interviewer and host on Here and Now, Young takes particular interest in issues involving engineering, public infrastructure, and family and young-adult mental health. In July 2013, Here and Now expanded to two hours.
She's been a correspondent for ABC, NBC, CBS and the Discovery Channel and she has won both the Peabody and CableACE Awards for documentary film making and five Emmy Awards for excellence in broadcasting.
Her brother is actor John Savage.
Robin Young has a connection to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Her nephew was a classmate and close acquaintance of Tsarnaev at Cambridge Rindge and Latin. Along with a group of his classmates, Tsarnaev attended a senior pre-prom party Young hosted.
- http://books.google.com/books?id=QuxoAAAAIAAJ&q=%22RObin+YOung%22+announcer&dq=%22RObin+YOung%22+announcer&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HLXPT8GqOOOe2gXg6MyrDA&ved=0CEUQ6AEwAg Media report to women, Volume 11 1982
Characterized Tsarnaev as looking beautiful in his prom tuxedo during April 19, 2013 interview with "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie. Youngs' observations were later corroborated by other reporters.
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