Eugene Harold Robinson

A middle aged man sitting at a desk with microphones.

Eugene Robinson in a lecture at the Faculdade Cásper Líbero. Image taken by Evelyn Carvalho Teixeira. May 2003. Wikimedia Commons.

(1954 - ) Eugene Harold Robinson is a newspaper columnist and an associated editor of The Washington Post. Robinson was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and was one of a handful of Black students to attend the previously all-white Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. While a student at the University of Michigan, he was the first Black co-editor-in-chief of The Michigan Daily. He also was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. In 2009, Robinson was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in recognition of his columns that focused on then-Senator Barack Obama in the context of his first presidential campaign. Robinson is also a 2021 honoree of the Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication. 

Robinson appeared in a documentary called "Putin's Road to War." Interviewed by Mike Wiser, Robinson discussed Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The documentary appeared on the PBS program, Frontline on March 15, 2022.