Eugene Robinson Family & Bio: The Washington Post Reporter's Amazing Wife

By Staff Writer | On: 29 Jan, 2019
Eugene Robinson Family & Bio: The Washington Post Reporter's Amazing Wife

Eugene Harold Robinson, famous as Eugene Robinson, is a newspaper columnist and an associate editor of The Washington Post. His columns are syndicated to 262 newspapers by The Washington Post Writers Group. He is also a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board since 2011 and was elected as its chair in 2018.

He is a regular commentator on Meet the Press(1992), Hardball with Chris Matthews(1997), The Rachel Maddow Show(2008), The Ed Show(2009), and other media outlets. He is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a Board Member at the International Women's Media Foundation. As in now, he and his family live in Arlington, Virginia.

Back in 2009, Eugene had won a Pulitzer Prize, for his columns about the 2008 presidential campaign and the election of President Barack Obama.

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Eugene Robinson Bio

Eugene Robinson was born on March 12, 1954, in Orangeburg, South California, USA as the son of Harold I and Louisa Robinson.

Talking about his education, Eugene graduated from Orangeburg High School and later on attended the University of Michigan where he was the co-editor-in-chief of the award-winning student newspaper, The Michigan Daily.

Right after the college, Robinson joined The Washington Post in 1980 as a City Hall reporter, and until 1984, he was promoted to city editor. During the 1987-1988 academic year, taking the leave from The Washington Post, he studied Journalism at Harvard University.

Eugene Robinson Career Revolves Around The Washington Post

Robinson began his journalism career at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he was one of two reporters assigned to cover the trial of the kidnapped newspaper. But after he joined The Washington Post back in 1980, his career sky-rocketed and has never looked back again.

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From 1988 to 1992, Eugene was named The Washington Post's South America correspondent, based in Argentina. For the following two years, he was the London bureau chief.

Moreover, after working for fourteen years, in 1994, Robinson was named The Washington Post's foreign editor and was elected to the Council on Foreign Relations. Adding up, in 1999, he became an Assistant Managing Editor of The Washington Post, in charge of the Style section.

Later in 2005, Eugene launched a twice-weekly column on The Washington Post's op-ed page which syndicated more than 130 newspapers, making it the fastest-growing column in the history of the Washington Post Writers Group.

Moreover, when it comes to the salary of Eugene, it is estimated to be around $80k as the average Washington Post Co Salary is $81k. Adding up, it seems like his net worth revolves around hundred and thousands of dollars.

Eugene Robinson Wife & Family Details

Besides having a successful professional career, Eugene Robinson also enjoys a prosperous personal life.

He is married to Avis C. Robinson, the President, and CEO of Washington Metropolitan Scholars, a non-profit organization which provides scholarships to support and enable African American high school students to enter and complete their undergraduate education.

Hand-In-Hand With Wife: Eugene Robinson and his wife, Avis Robinson arriving for a state dinner. (Picture:

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The couple got married back on September 23, 1978. Together, they have two kids,  Aaron Eugene Esq., and Lowell Edward.