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 with Jeremy Hobson. 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. The show is produced at WBUR in Boston.
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.
- Media Report to Women. 1982. p. 12. "Robin Young started in television as a secretary at Channel 38 in Boston in 1973, went on the air as a radio announcer at WBZ (Boston) in 1975, and made her first television appearance on WBZ-TV's..."
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