WBUR Staff

Robin Lubbock

Visual/Social Media, WBUR

Working in visual and social media, Robin Lubbock works on making images and videos for WBUR, and contributing to the stations Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr and Pinterest feeds (and a few others!), and he works with WBUR staff to develop the station’s digital media stories.

Robin also curates Curious Boston, a project that gathers your questions and tries to find answers to some of them.

Prior to joining WBUR in 1999, Robin Lubbock worked in new media at the Christian Science Monitor on the newspaper’s website, csmonitor.com. He worked as senior producer for Worldwide Television News’ Nairobi bureau before that time, traveling throughout Africa to cover news stories including the U.S. intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwanda, and conflict in Burundi, Liberia and numerous other countries. He also worked in Central Europe, covering the end of the war in Bosnia. Robin started his career in journalism as a photojournalist and radio reporter, covering stories in Europe, South East Asia and Central America.

Recent stories

Year In Photos: The Best WBUR Images Of 2015

December 14, 2015
A view of a Beacon Hill street, during an early February snowstorm (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

From the winter’s (many) snowstorms, to the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, to the installations of Boston’s new public art, here are our best photos of the year.

Photos: Designer Tests The Air Over New Skate Park

November 13, 2015
Former pro skater and lead designer of the Lynch Family Skate Park, Kanten Russell gets some air at the Lynch Family Skate Park. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The Lynch Family Skatepark in Cambridge is finally set to open this Saturday. Its lead designer tests it out.

Photos: 155-Year-Old Church Bells Hoisted High To New Boston Home

October 23, 2015
Construction manager Patrick Folan wheels a bell into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Five church bells were hoisted to their new home in the bell tower at Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Wind-Powered Strandbeests Amble Their Way Into Boston

August 28, 2015
A Strandbeest walks across the Boston City Hall Plaza on Friday. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Strandbeests — wind-powered kinetic sculptures that were created by the Dutch artist Theo Jansen — strolled across Boston City Hall Plaza Friday afternoon.

Photos: Bostonians Take A Dip In The Charles River

July 14, 2015
A group of swimmers jump into the Charles River, as part of the Charles River Conservancy’s City Splash. The CRC expected around 200 people to swim between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Around 200 swimmers headed to the Fiedler Dock on the Esplanade Tuesday to take part in the first of two sanctioned Charles River swimming events this summer.

Photos: Ceremony Marks Beginning Of USS Constitution Repairs

June 09, 2015
The USS Constitution, Tuesday, in Dry Dock 1 at the Charlestown Navy Yard. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

In a sort of groundbreaking ceremony, USS Constitution staff marked the beginning of a two year refurbishment project by gently prying off the first of 3,400 copper sheets that line the bottom of the historic battleship.

Photos: USS Constitution Makes Late Night Move To Dry Dock

May 19, 2015
The USS Constitution arrives in place in dry dock where it will remain for over two years for repairs. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

For planned repairs, the USS Constitution rode the late evening tide to a dry dock Monday night at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Another Sign Of Spring: Swans Back In Public Garden

May 07, 2015
Swans Romeo and Juliet enjoy a swim on their first day back at the Public Garden Lagoon. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh released Romeo and Juliet into the garden’s lagoon Thursday.

Photos: An Aerial Sculpture Over Boston’s Greenway

May 05, 2015
Construction crews raise Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture over Boston's Greenway. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

A closer look at the shimmering urban sculpture that rose over the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston this weekend.

Video: Creating A Giant, New Mobile For Harvards Art Museums

April 22, 2015
Triangle Constellation

“It’s turning really slowly,” Carlos Amorales says. “When you look at it you feel static, but when you look back one minute later you notice it moved

Look How They Suspend A Giant Mobile Inside A Harvard Museum

April 15, 2015
Staff steady the mobile as it rises. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Watching workers raise Carlos Amorales’s musical mobile inside the Harvard Art Museums’ newly restored Calderwood Courtyard.

ARTery Videos: An Inside Look At Goya’s Method In Two Major Paintings

October 19, 2014
Goya - Duchess of Alba

Frederick Ilchman, co-curator of “Goya: Order and Disorder” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, talks about two masterpieces in three ARTery videos.

Videos: The 4 Mass. Ballot Questions, Explained

October 18, 2014
Ballot questions - Curt Nickisch

On Nov. 4, voters will find four statewide ballot questions at the polls. Here’s a short summary of each question.

Curious Boston: Is There A Theater Hidden Somewhere Under The City?

September 29, 2014
View from the balcony of Steinert Hall across the piano parts, and record boxes to the stage. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Yes, there is a largely forgotten performance hall underground in the center of Boston, and you may well have walked by it.

Vote For The Curious Boston Question That Most Interests You

June 10, 2014

It’s time to vote in our “Getting Around Our Fair City” round of Curious Boston questions.

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