Robin Robinson
Robin Robinson
Robin Carolle Robinson, known professionally as Robin Robinson, is a longtime Chicago television news anchor who is currently one of the two principal news anchors at WFLD-TV in Chicago. She has worked for TV stations in Chicago since 1987.
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Experimental bird flu vaccines show promise in early trials
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Sharon Begley and Ben Hirschler NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - The first human tests of experimental vaccines against a deadly strain of avian flu, using novel technology that could produce millions of doses very quickly, has produced protective antibodies in the vast majority of recipients. Encouraging results in early-stage trials were announced for separate vaccines from Swiss drugmaker Novartis and Novavax, a biotech company based in Rockville, Maryland. Details of the Novavax vaccine were published online in the New England Journal of Medicine late on Wednesday, while Novartis disclosed its positive findings on Thursday. "These are very preliminary results, but it appears for the first time that we may have a vaccine that would work against an outbreak" of avian flu, said Robin Robinson, director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, the federal agency in charge of developing countermeasures against public health emergencies.
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First Test Of Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The first human test of an experimental vaccine against a deadly strain of avian flu, using novel technology that could produce millions of doses very quickly, produced protective antibodies in the vast majority of those who received it, scientists said on Wednesday. The encouraging results in the early stage trial from Novavax, a biopharmaceutical company based in Rockville, Maryland, were published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. "These are very preliminary results, but it appears for the first time that we may have a vaccine that would work against an outbreak" of avian flu, said Robin Robinson, director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, the federal agency in charge of developing countermeasures against public health emergencies. Because other candidate vaccines against avian flu have failed, "this is a ver ...
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Fox 32 names new anchors for "Good Day Chicago"
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Robin Robinson stepping down from nightly newscast Jon Kelley and Melody Mendez will helm the 5 1/2-hour morning news show along with recent addition Natalie Bomke, the station announced Tuesday.     
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Northwestern coach closes on new home in Winnetka
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Veteran WFLD-Ch. 32 news anchor Robin Robinson sells her five-bedroom house in Bucktown for $1.18 million New Northwestern University head basketball coach Chris Collins paid $2.55 million for a newly built seven-bedroom house in Winnetka.     
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Ch. 32 anchor Robin Robinson sells Bucktown house for $1.17M
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Veteran WFLD-Ch. 32 news anchor Robin Robinson on Monday sold her five-bedroom house in Bucktown for $1.175 million.     
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Robin Robinson finalizes contract at WFLD-Ch. 32
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Fox Chicago anchor Robin Robinson's contract renewal has been signed, sealed and delivered, station executives confirmed Tuesday.
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Orchard Village Blossom Gala
Morton Grove Patch - almost 5 years
CELEBRATING ORCHARD VILLAGE’S 40TH YEAR   Over 300 people enjoyed the festivities at Orchard Village’s 25th Annual Blossom Gala held at the Marriot Chicago O’Hare Saturday night, April 28th. Steve Witz, Vice President and owner of Continental Electrical Construction Company served as Honorary Chairperson.  Dan Rutherford, Illinois State Treasurer, and Judy Baar Topinka, State of Illinois Comptroller, received Orchard Village’s Advocacy Leadership Award for their commitment to improving the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. Robin Robinson, co-anchor at FOX News Chicago was the Mistress of Ceremonies. For additional information and ways you can help, please contact Sally Ruecking, Vice President Development at 847.967.1800 X141.  
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Woman in declining health gets to see son graduate early
Salisbury Post - almost 5 years
By Emily Ford eford@salisburypost.com SALISBURY - Like most high school graduations, the ceremony featured a cap and gown, diploma and an inspirational speech. But when North Rowan High School principal Darrell McDowell spoke about the promise of the future, his words were bittersweet. Certainly, senior Jesse Pinkston — an accomplished student-athlete bound for college in the fall — has a bright future ahead of him. Almost as certainly, Jesse will embark on that future without his mother. Jesse and his father, with help from Rowan-Regional Medical Center, on Monday granted Harriet Pinkston’s dying wish — to see her only child receive a diploma. Harriet is not expected to live to watch Jesse walk across the stage with his classmates. So, with the same determination that has spurred Harriet’s remarkable survival despite decades of health crises, family members, hospital staff and school officials found a way to bring the graduation ceremony to her. “She has always ...
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Newscaster Apologizes for Santa Comments
Online News Website - about 5 years
Newscaster Apologizes for Santa Comments (Credit: Elena Chochkova) Before we begin with our report of a Chicago newscaster’s comments re: Santa Claus, it seems warranted to point out that this article contains one of life’s biggest SPOILERS!… A 24-year veteran newscaster of Chicago’s WFLD got an earful from none-too-happy parents following a segment she and a co-host did on Christmas shopping. During a discussion about how parents should deal with children’s bloated expectations for Christmas gifts within a bad economy, Robin Robinson put forth a modest proposal: “Stop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa,” she said. “That’s what my take is. Forget about it. That’s why they have these high expectations. They know you can’t afford it, so they’re going to ask some man in a red suit. There’s no Santa!” The disclosure – which occurred during primetime – drew quick and heavy criticism from parents who said they didn’t appreciate what they saw as Robinson making such ...
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BARDA Funds Work on New Anthrax Vaccine - Global Security Newswire
Google News - over 5 years
"The new vaccine candidate has attractive attributes -- ease of administration, the possibility of fewer doses, and technology that can be used to make vaccines for other diseases," BARDA Director Robin Robinson said in provided remarks
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BARDA contracts support new anthrax countermeasures - CIDRAP
Google News - over 5 years
BARDA director Robin Robinson, PhD, said in the press release that the countermeasure candidates are promising and have attractive attributes. "Through these contracts, we are helping develop new tools to protect the public in an emergency and at the
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Lech Walesa to receive award from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
Garry McCarthy and his lovely wife dined at LaScarola and on a separate evening, Channel 32 anchor Robin Robinson and sweetie, White Sox exec Jackson Miranda. ...Former Channel 9 anchor Allison Payne dined at Hugo's. There will be a celebration for
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2 former Fiji residents drown in USA - Fijivillage
Google News - over 5 years
An eyewitness Robin Robinson told NWCN news that she saw them moments before the incident. There is an audio file attached to this story. Please login to listen. Rescue workers found both the bodies an hour later and attempts to revive them proved
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Pender County Humane Society plans series of events - StarNewsOnline.com
Google News - over 5 years
Robin Robinson, Treasurer Norma Troutman, and President Gloria Johnson along with their friends Ace and Angel outside the Pender County Humane Society. By Chris Mudarri That's what they say at Pender County Humane Society, according to Treasurer Norma
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Chicago Public Schools CEO JC Brizard, Teachers Union President Karen Lewis ... - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
FOX Chicago News anchor Robin Robinson talked with them both on Monday. FOX Chicago News: Tell us about the proposal for a longer school day. Brizard: We knew we could not do it fully or system-wide until next September. We actually tried, and pushed
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robin Robinson
    THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 35
    In 1993, Robinson was joined on the anchor desk by longtime Chicago news anchor Walter Jacobson.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson and Jacobson worked together until Jacobson retired in 2006. Currently, Robinson co-anchors WFLD's late local news with Bob Sirott. She has won numerous local Emmy awards for her work. She also has appeared on multiple episodes of Fox's The Chicago Code as a Fox Chicago reporter along side Bob Sirott.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 29
    In taking the WFLD job, Robinson passed on an offer to return to KGTV in San Diego as an anchor, according to a June 24, 1987 report in the Chicago Sun-Times.
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    Robinson worked for WBBM-TV until 1987, when she joined the staff of WFLD-TV in Chicago as part of its first evening news anchoring team, alongside fellow KMGH alum Kris Long.
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  • 1982
    Age 24
    Robinson dated educator, author, businessman and future partner of Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham from 1982 until 1985, and she has been married three times. Robinson was married to retired track and field sprinter Steve Williams in the 1980s, to NBC spot salesman Terrence Brantley from 1986 until 1990, and to Dennis Allen from 1991 until 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson lives in the Bucktown neighborhood on Chicago's Northwest Side.
    In 1982, she shifted to KMGH-TV in Denver as a consumer reporter.
    More Details Hide Details In 1984, Robinson joined WBBM-TV as a consumer reporter and later was promoted to news anchor.
  • 1979
    Age 21
    Robinson began her career in 1979 working for KGTV-TV in San Diego as a reporter and morning news reader.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 2
    Born in Chicago, Robinson is the daughter of Louie Robinson, who was the West Coast editor for Ebony, and Mati Robinson. Robinson moved with her family to Pomona, California in 1960 and to Claremont, California in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details She graduated from Claremont High School, helping to integrate the school. Robinson earned a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University.
  • 1957
    Born
    Born in 1957.
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