John Robinson worked as a reporter in Monroe, N.C., Asheville, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Greensboro. From 1999 to 2011, he was editor of the News & Record. Equally significant, he's taught 9th graders, been a re-bar man, been a freelance writer and editor, fished for his dinner, and worked in human resources.
After 37 years in the newspaper business, 27 of which were with the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C., John Robinson left the paper in December 2011. He currently teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and blogs at johnlrobinson.com.