Eddie Robinson, Houston Public MediaMorning News Anchor
A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While the state’s governor nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy, Eddie had an extreme passion for broadcast media, particularly radio.
While earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from Prairie View A&M University, he received numerous awards as an on-air talent for NPR-affiliate, KPVU-FM. After working as a Project Manager for Exxon/Mobil and the 3M Corporation, Robinson decided to move to New York City and get a Masters degree in Media Ecology at New York University. His network television experience started as a Writer/Producer for CBS News. Eddie also worked with CBS Radio for over 7 years, including on-air work at WNEW-FM and WFAN Sports Radio. In addition, he’s worked as a Writer for CNN-affiliate, New York 1; a Digital Programming Manager for MTV Networks; and a Sports Talk Show Host for SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Eddie has returned to Houston after working as a News Host for the #1 public radio station in the country, WNYC. He’s also hosted numerous shows and cultural programming for New York Public Radio’s performance venue, ‘The Greene Space,’ and served as a contributor for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.
Robinson co-hosted a television special on TV 8 entitled, Houston In Black And White, a 60-minute show that explores racial issues facing black and white communities in Houston.
He enjoys lifting weights, attending live concerts, and is an optimistic Texans fan. He’s also a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association and a rugby alumnus for the Gotham Knights Rugby Football Club.