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Eugene Robinson

Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post; Political Analyst, MSNBC

Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at The Washington Post and regular contributor on MSNBC. He uses his twice-weekly column to pick American society apart and then put it back together again in unexpected and revelatory new ways. His storytelling ability has won him wide acclaim.

In his three decades at The Washington Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor, and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s award-winning Style section. Using the old-fashioned instincts and habits of a reporter, Robinson goes out and finds stories. He sees them as the foundation that supports his provocative opinions and as building blocks that can be used to assemble the larger narrative of today’s America.

Robinson was born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He attended the University of Michigan, where he was the first black student to be named co-editor-in-chief of the award-winning student newspaper, The Michigan Daily. He started writing a column for the opinion page of The Washington Post in 2005. In 2009, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary on the 2008 presidential race that resulted in the election of America’s first African-American president. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the NABJ Hall of Fame. Robinson is the author of several books. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Avis, an artist and collector.