Edward Robinson III

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Office Location: 
SGJC 216

MA - Johns Hopkins University
BA - The American University 


MA - Johns Hopkins University
BA - The American University 

Professor Edward G. Robinson III is an award-winning sports journalist who has written for The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The News & Observer in Raleigh and other newspapers. A reporter for 16 years, he is a contributing writer for The Washingtonian Magazine and other publications.

He completed his first non-fiction book in 2014, partnering with N.C. Central University head coach, LeVelle Moton, as the co-author of The Worst Times Are The Best Times.  The book tells the stories of Moton's personal childhood experiences with a relatable and motivating perspective. Each chapter includes Inside the Locker Room and Chalkboard sections, detailing lessons learned and calls to action the reader can apply to his or her own life, respectively. 

Robinson covered ACC college football and basketball as a beat reporter for The Raleigh News and Observer and has written about high school football, covered several NCAA Final Four tournaments and interviewed NBA players. In 2014, he won The Society of Professional Journalists' Dateline Award for Excellence in Local Journalism for a story in the Washingtonian Magazine on NBA all-star John Wall. He also has won awards from The Associated Press Sports Editors, The N. C. Press Association, The News & Observer and the National Association of Black Journalists. A native of Washington, D.C., Robinson grew up playing tennis, watching countless hours of basketball and attending D.C. Public Schools. He lives in his hometown with his wife, Candice Watkins Robinson.

Research Interests: Sports and the African American experience; professional football, collegiate basketball
Teaching Interests: Writing and Reporting courses; special interest sports topics