Robin Young

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This article is about the American broadcaster. For the British civil servant, see Robin Young (civil servant).

Robin Young (born Robin Cardwell Youngs) is an American television and radio personality. Robin was born on New York’s Long Island, attended Ithaca College in upstate New York and has lived and worked in Manhattan, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and Boston. 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.[1] In 1982 she joined Tom Ellis as co-anchor of WNEV-TV's NEWSE7EN. She remained at that job through 1983.

She currently co-hosts National Public Radio's daily news magazine Here and Now along 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 2 p.m. on WBUR and is distributed by NPR. 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.[original research?] In July 2013, Here and Now expanded to two hours. The show is produced at WBUR in Boston.[citation needed]

She's been a correspondent for ABC, NBC, CBS and the Discovery Channel and she has won both the Peabody and CableACE Awards[2] for documentary film making and five Emmy Awards for excellence in broadcasting.

As an independent documentary filmmaker, she produced and directed the opening film for Marion Wright Edelman’s White House Conference on Children and followed the rise of then unknown filmmaker John Singleton in the film “Straight From the Hood.”


  1. ^ 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... 
  2. ^ "H&N Event: Robin Young on Happiness". Here & Now. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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