Eugene Robinson (journalist)
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Robinson in June 2016
|Born||Eugene Harold Robinson
12 March 1954
Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.
|Education||University of Michigan|
|Notable credit(s)||The Washington Post
San Francisco Chronicle
Eugene Harold Robinson (born March 12, 1954) is a liberal American newspaper columnist and the former assistant managing editor of The Washington Post. His columns are syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, and he is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009.
In 1976, he began his journalism career at the San Francisco Chronicle; his assignments included the trial of publishing heiress Patty Hearst. He joined The Washington Post in 1980. Working his way up through the ranks, he was first a city-hall reporter at the paper. He then became the assistant city editor; a foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and London, England; and, most recently, the assistant managing editor of the paper's style section. He began writing columns for the opinion page of the paper in 2005, also writes a twice-a-week column on politics and culture, and conducts a weekly online conversation with readers.
Robinson appears frequently as a liberal political analyst on MSNBC cable-TV network's programs such as Morning Joe, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Ed Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. In addition, he is often a panelist on NBC's public affairs program Meet the Press.
He lives with wife Avis and two sons in Arlington, Virginia.
- Coal to Cream: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race. New York: Free Press. 1999. ISBN 0-684-85722-7.
- Last Dance in Havana: The Final Days of Fidel and the Start of the New Cuban Revolution. New York: Free Press. 2004. ISBN 0-7432-4622-5.
- Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America. New York: Doubleday. 2010. ISBN 0-385-52654-7.
- Thomas, Rhondda R. & Ashton, Susanna, eds. (2014). The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press."Eugene Robinson (b. 1955)," p. 345-347.
- Biography at Washington Post Writers Group
- The Washington Post columns archive
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Eugene Robinson at Library of Congress Authorities, with 3 catalog records