Eugene Robinson is an associate editor and columnist of The Washington Post. Robinson won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009.


He was born on March 12, 1954, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA as Eugene Harold Robinson.

His father, Harold I. Robinson, worked as an attorney and professor of political science, while his mother, Louisa Smith Robinson, was a librarian at Claflin College.

In 1974, he graduated from the University of Michigan.

In 1976, Eugene began his journalism career at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he covered the trial of Patty Hearst — the granddaughter of American publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. 

Robinson joined The Washington Post in 1980 as a city hall reporter.

From 1988 to 1992, he was named Post’s South America correspondent, based in Argentina. Later, he became the assistant city editor. He also writes a twice-a-week column on culture and politics.

In 1999, Robinson published his first book – “Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race.”

In 2004, he published “Last Dance in Havana.” In the book, Eugene explores modern-day Cuban society via the country’s music scene.

In early 2008, he became a political analyst and commentator for MSNBC.

In 2009, Robinson earned the Pulitzer Prize for his columns about the 2008 presidential campaign.

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He was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2010.

Also in 2010, Robinson published another book, called – ”Disintegration.”

In 2016, Robinson along with Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow, and Nicolle Wallace served as a commentator for MSNBC’s live coverage of election results.

In 2021, Eugene was the recipient of the Larry Foster Award.


Eugene Robinson is married to Avis C. Robinson.

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Avis is the President and CEO of a non-profit organization ”Washington Metropolitan Scholars.”


The couple has two sons, named Lowell Edward and Aaron Eugene Esq.

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”Stability is why society has an interest in marriage.”

”Unconscious bias is the new frontier.” (AAMC)

”It is in our power to put things right.”

”It’s not about me. It’s about not having to be ashamed.”

”It’s not smooth and it’s not happy. It’s herky-jerky.”

”Talk to any education official in the country, and you will hear about the need to focus on STEM education.”

”Sometimes there are things worth risking your life for.”


He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Robinson has appeared as a political analyst on:

  • Andrea Mitchell Reports;
  • Morning Joe;
  • Hardball with Chris Matthews;
  • Velshi & Ruhle;
  • The Rachel Maddow Show;
  • PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton.
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Eugene Robinson – Net Worth

Robinson earned most of his wealth from working for The Washington Post since 1980. At the Post, he worked in many positions including assistant managing editor, foreign editor, foreign correspondent, political analyst, city editor, and city hall reporter. For winning the Pulitzer, he received a $15,000 cash award and a certificate.

Additionally, Robinson makes money from selling copies of his books (Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, Last Dance in Havana, and Coal to Cream). He is also a regular commentator on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Therefore, American newspaper columnist Eugene Robinson has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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