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, California, 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.
A conservative Silicon Valley Rotary Club would seem an unlikely candidate to be at the forefront of AIDS education.
How about this for a fall roadtrip idea: a tour of zoos to see newborn baby animals.
13 children have died after being left in hot cars this year. USA Today offers busy parents a trick to prevent a tragic memory lapse.
We first met Matt Victoriano in 2012. He was struggling with PTSD and also struggling to open his own business. The day before his coffee shop/bar opens, we pay him a visit.
After the deaths of two children who accidentally locked themselves in a hope chest while playing on Sunday, host Robin Young says she broke the lock off her grandmother’s hope chest.
Film director Michael Bay’s onstage meltdown at the Consumer Electronics Show reminded co-host Robin Young of a similar experience she had on The Today Show.
Even brushing up against an Easter lilly’s dust can make a cat sick — and Here & Now co-host Robin Young found one of her own cats happily chewing on one.
Here & Now host Robin Young shares her thoughts and gratitude on her last day hosting the program alone. Here & Now expands to a two-hour show on July 1, and Jeremy Hobson starts co-hosting June 25.
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.
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.
support wbur today 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 […]
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.
On the 50-year anniversary of the debut of “The Twilight Zone,” a remembrance of a show that captured America’s biggest fears — body-snatching space aliens, soul-sapping corporate America, and Communists. The show’s universal themes have a way of staying with us.
Dr. Tim Johnson of ABC News tells “Here & Now” that the new HIV vaccine isn’t ready to be used in treatment, but it’s an important sign to researchers who thought a vaccine would never be successful.
President Obama took a break Tuesday from his vacation on the Vineyard to say he thought Ben Bernanke should keep his job, praising the Republican Federal Reserve Chairman’s “bold and out-of-the-box thinking.” Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says Obama did the right thing in reappointing Bernanke.
You can still learn a thing or two from Paul McCartney.