A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as an on-air jock for a Top 40 FM station and Country/Western AM station simultaneously. He got a big kick out of listening to his friends talk about 'Fast Eddie' on the radio while they had no idea HE was indeed the person they were referring to. He kept his career secret because he was only in the 10th grade in high school! While the state's governor nominated him for entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy, Eddie clearly had other dreams in mind — he 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 near Houston. After working for over 4 years as a professional mechanical engineer for Exxon/Mobil and the 3M Corporation, Robinson decided to move to New York City and get a Masters in Media Ecology at New York University. His network television experience started as a Writer/Producer for CBS News and The Early Show. Eddie has also worked with CBS Radio for over 7 years, including work as an on-air personality for WNEW's Mix 102.7 FM and Sports Radio 66 WFAN. In addition, he's worked as a Writer for Time Warner's New York 1 and a Digital Programming Manager for Rhapsody International and MTV Networks.
He currently works as an On-Air News Host/Anchor and Producer for WNYC Radio, co-host of For Your Ears Only (formerly Newsweek On-Air), and contributor for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. He enjoys lifting weights; attending live concerts; a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association; and a rugby alumnus for the Gotham Knights Rugby Football Club of New York.
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Eddie Robinson appears in the following:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Monday, August 29, 2011
On this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, joins Eddie Robinson to discuss Hurricane Irene's political implications and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech from Friday.