Eugene Robinson

The Washington Post

Eugene Robinson is a columnist for The Washington Post.In 2009, he won The Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his columns about the 2008 presidential campaign and the election of President Barack Obama.

A 30-year veteran of the Post, Robinson launched his twice-weekly column on the paper’s op-ed page in February 2005, and within a year it was syndicated to more than 130 newspapers – making it the fastest-growing column in the history of the Washington Post Writers Group.

Robinson joined The Washington Post in 1980 as city hall reporter. He became an assistant city editor in 1981, and in 1984 was promoted to city editor, in charge of the paper’s coverage of the District of Columbia. During the 1987-88 academic year, on leave from the Post, Robinson was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University.

On his return to the paper he was named the Post’s South America correspondent, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a post he held from 1988 to 1992. For the subsequent two years, he was London bureau chief. In February 1994, Robinson returned to Washington to become the Post’s foreign editor. That same year he was elected to the Council on Foreign Relations.

In January 1999, Robinson became an assistant managing editor of the Post, in charge of the Style section, and he was named associate editor and columnist in 2005.

Robinson is the author of “Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America” (2010), “Last Dance in Havana” (2004), and “Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race” (1999).

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Eugene Robinson