Eddie Robinson

Weekend Edition Host, WNYC News

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:

Obamacare Website Improves & Syrian Chemical Weapons Cleanup Offshore

Monday, December 02, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the new challenges facing President Barack Obama's healthcare website, the long-running dispute between China and Japan, and how the U.S. plans to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea.

Government Shutdown's Impact on Global Markets; and NSA Chief Defends Agency

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the ongoing government shutdown and its impact on global markets. They also discuss the head of the NSA's attempt to defend his agency's surveillance programs amid criticism from America's allies.

Washington braces for potential shutdown; Outlook for Iran nuclear negotiations

Monday, September 30, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the possibility of the U.S. government's first shutdown in nearly two decades as well as a preview of what to look for as a diplomatic push restarts Iran nuclear negotiations.

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, July 29, 2013


Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about why the US government will not formally determine whether ousted Egypt President Mohammed Morsi was removed from power in a military coup. We'll also discuss the latest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington.


An Election in the Aftermath of a Devastating Storm

Monday, November 05, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Eddie Robinson about the devastating storm that slammed into the East C...

Political Implications of Hurricane Irene, Bernanke's Speech

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 polit...