Tim Robinson, Dora High School Class of 61 is honored each year at his college alma mater, Samford University. Tim was a journalist, and Tim RobinsonInternet pioneer.
Tim joined The Washington Post as assistant city editor in 1969 and later was night city editor and day city editor. He began covering federal courts in 1973 and was assigned to the Watergate trials. He also did investigative reporting on judicial and police corruption and national security matters and wrote about developments in the legal field.
He wrote a weekly column on lawyers for the Washington Business section. He also served as chair of the Newspaper Guild unit at the newspaper. In 1989, after his stint in New York, Tim moved to California where he became editor and associate publisher of the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
He went to work with Excite in 1995 just as the Internet was taking off. Tim worked on the cutting edge of technology and publishing and appeared on televisions shows such as Today, Larry King Live and McLaughlin.
Tim and his wife, Janet Andrew, operated a media-consulting firm. He also lectured on legal and media topics. His interests included the piano, singing and New Orleans cuisine.
He moved to Washington D.C. to take a position with Time Warner AOL. He was diagnosed with cancer a short time later and died from complications from surgery.
Tim Robinson is a great example of how someone from a small town can make a big difference in the world.
The Forum on April 24th at 7:30 p.m.on the Samford campus.
The event is free and open to the public.