Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS, and ABC television and for several years was substitute host and correspondent for “The Today Show.”
Robin has received several Emmy Awards for her television work, as well as cable’s Ace award, the Religious Public Relations Council’s Wilbur Award and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Gold Award. She has also received radio’s regional Edward R. Murrow award.
As an independent documentary filmmaker, she produced and directed the opening film for Marion Wright Edelman’s White House Conference on Children and followed the rise of then unknown filmmaker John Singleton in the film “Straight From the Hood.”
Her documentary “The Los Altos Story,” made in association with the Rotary Club of Los Altos, Calif., won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and is now the backbone of a worldwide HIV/AIDS awareness initiative.
She has had an eclectic career in broadcasting, serving as second director on Boston Bruins and Red Sox telecasts, was one of the first hosts on the groundbreaking television show “Evening Magazine,” and she’s pretty sure she’s the only Peabody Award-winner who has also hosted a cooking game show! (Yes, that was Robin on the Food Channel’s “Ready Set Cook!” When they cast their vegetables and vote? That was Robin’s idea!)
Robin was born on New York’s Long Island, attended Ithaca College in upstate New York and has lived and worked in Manhattan, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, but Boston is her hub.
Here & Now host Robin Young reflects on our coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt and the reaction to her interview with her nephew, Zolan, who knew one of the alleged bombers.
Here & Now host Robin Young shares her thoughts on the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and recalls the wonderful experiences of Patriots’ Days of years past.
What was supposed to be a solemn moment in church, was wonderfully noisy thanks to some pint-sized helpers, who gave everyone a moment to reflect in the wake of Friday’s tragedy.
There’s now a “ghost bike” at the intersection of last week’s fatal bike accident that happened right outside our studios. Robin Young shares an essay.
Here & Now’s Robin Young reflects on her past interviews with both Paula Broadwell and David Petraeus, who gave Robin two of his military coins.
Here & Now’s Robin Young recalls McGovern’s speech about losing his daughter to alcohol abuse. Plus, McGovern’s narration for Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
BOSTON — Nine students were charged Monday in conjunction with the bullying of South Hadley’s Phoebe Prince. One South Hadley parent, speaking on Here & Now Tuesday, thought the charges should have been harsher.
Three million people. One-third of Haiti’s population. That’s roughly the number of Haitians that the Boston-based nonprofit aid organization Partners In Health helped to provide with health care coverage. Now, that’s how many Haitians may require emergency aid from groups like Partners after the impoverished island nation was rocked by the worst earthquake in more [...]
BOSTON — Robin Young has been hearing from a lot of listeners about Here & Now’s coverage of the Tiger Woods scandal. Some of whom say: “What about good stories about athletes?” Well, since they brought it up…
School officials in Foxborough are voting Monday on a new plan to battle underage drinking. The plan to use breathalyzers on students not only during extra-curricular activities, but also during regular school days is being considered after 12 reported incidents of underage drinking last year.