Edward G. Robinson III is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked for several American newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The News and Observer in Raleigh. He’s currently a contributing writer for The Washingtonian Magazine.
In 15 years as a sports journalist, he’s covered ACC college football, serving as a beat reporter for Duke and Wake Forest University’s football teams. He’s worked as a general assignment reporter, where his duties involved feature writing centered on basketball, football and boxing. He’s covered high school football and basketball championships, collegiate bowl games, Final Fours, professional tennis tournaments, golf tournaments, including the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open in Pinehurst, N.C., ACC men’s and women’s lacrosse and soccer championships. Primarily, he’s worked as an enterprise writer whose job is to cultivate stories about people in the sports community and share their experiences in a compelling way.
He has received numerous awards throughout his career: The Society Of Professional Journalist in Washington, D.C., presented him with its 2014 Dateline Award For Excellence in Local Journalism in the sports magazine category for an article he wrote in the Washingtonian Magazine.
Also, The Associated Press Sports Editors 2007 second place award for game coverage, The News and Observer Editor’s Award for Craft in 2007, The North Carolina Press Association third place award for feature writing in 2004, the National Association of Black Journalist second place award for sports feature writing in 2002 and the The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation first place award for featuring writing in 2001.
He was also a finalist for the 2012-13 Nieman Foundation Fellowship at Harvard University.
He attended American University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a bachelor of arts in print journalism. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where he earned a masters of arts in non-fiction and fiction writing. A native of Washington, D.C., he grew up playing tennis and watching countless hours of basketball.