FEATURE: Trina Robinson

Trina Robinson

Emmy award winning journalist, Trina Robinson, has proven her talents to South Florida viewers as an experienced anchor, reporter and meteorologist. Robinson began working at NBC 6 in September of 1999 and has become one of WTVJ’s most visible and versatile reporters. Robinson currently anchors the NBC 6 News at 5:30pm and hails as the first African American to ever hold a TV weather position in South Florida. In addition, she is part of the NBC 6 Investigators and offers consumer stories to viewers daily.

She has garnered two Emmys for contributions to the station’s Hurricane Specials. Trina has had multiple re-incarnations during her tenure with NBC 6 from Morning Anchor to 4pm Anchor to “Trina Tries It” where she did everything from toss knives as a Benihanna Chef to grabbing a chainsaw to ice sculpt a towering frigid work of art. Another of Trina’s journalistic ventures were weekly Money and Business segments called “Living Cheaper” and “The Recessionista Report.” In these reports, Trina sought out the steals and deals and provided cash-saving tips to save viewers mega-money.

Robinson came to WTVJ from KYW in Philadelphia where she anchored the 6pm and 11pm newscasts and covered the White House for budget hearings and the “Monica Lewinsky Scandal” which led to the impeachment of President Clinton. Prior to KYW, she worked in Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, South Carolina and Virginia. Her commitment to news parallels her dedication to “giving people information that can improve and even change their lives,” she says.

She demonstrated that strong commitment to excellence in journalism by uncovering an underground network of women illegally giving and receiving silicone injections to improve their beauty. The story aired prior to the death of one woman who had the injections. It led to a number of arrests of unlicensed medical practitioners and garnered national and international attention and resulted in numerous local and national awards.

Robinson received a Liberal Arts degree from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, a graduate degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from the American University in Washington, D.C. and did her course work in Meteorology at Mississippi State University. Robinson, who comes from a family of six children, says one of their favorite pastimes was to gather together to tell elaborate and colorful stories. Little did she know that concocting tall tales would later help her relate the stories of real people with compassion and caring Robinson is married to Clarence V. McKee, Esq., a local attorney and lobbyist for McKee Communications. In her spare time, she enjoys in-line skating, jogging and reading. Additional hobbies include traveling and cooking.




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