Hall of Fame: 2010

Robin Young

Robin Young is an effervescent TV/radio personality extraordinaire who has excelled at almost everything that can be done in broadcasting, from light fare to serious journalism. Active for more than 20 years in the Boston market, she boasts another ten years in national television.

Robin Young is an effervescent TV/radio personality extraordinaire who has excelled at almost everything that can be done in broadcasting, from light fare to serious journalism. Active for more than 20 years in the Boston market, she boasts another ten years in national television. Robin is host of Here & Now, a nationally syndicated radio program produced in Boston at WBUR FM and carried by 132 PRI stations across the country, reaching nearly half the U.S. market and more than one million internet listeners each week.

She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television, and for several years was a substitute host and correspondent for the Today Show.

As an independent filmmaker, she produced and directed the opening film for the 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, won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and is now the backbone of a worldwide HIV/AIDS awareness initiative. Her eclectic career includes serving as second director on Boston Bruins and Red Sox telecasts, and serving as one of the first hosts on the groundbreaking TV show Evening Magazine. And she’s pretty sure she’s the only Peabody Award winner who has also hosted a cooking game show.

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