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Feature: Romona Robinson

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Eight-time Emmy Award winner Romona Robinson is the 5, 6 & 11pm 19 Action News Anchor.

Romona is one of the most respected and admired journalists in Northeast Ohio.

She began her career in Cleveland in 1988 by becoming the first black woman to anchor an evening newscast on WUAB-TV’s 10pm news.

Before joining 19 Action News, Romona made history yet again after being named the first woman in Cleveland to solo anchor evening newscasts at Channel 3 News.

Romona has received several Emmy Awards for her anchoring and reporting.  Some she’s most proud of, her exclusive interview with President Barack Obama.  She’s also covered Nelson Mandela and President Ronald Reagan.

But she is most proud of her work locally.  In 1990, Romona started her Romona’s Kids segments showcasing good children making positive contributions in their community.  This segment has become an institution in the Northeast Ohio community.  Romona has served as Honorary Chair of the Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure for 16 years.  She’s worked tirelessly and dedicated her time to numerous charities and organizations like, the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, Coats for Kids and Shoes for Kids and countless others.  Romona’s years of community involvement has earned  her a special place in the hearts of Clevelanders.

Including her Emmy’s, Romona has many prestigious awards. In 2011, she was named the YWCA’s Women of Achievement, The Diversity in Media Award and many more.  Romona is also an avid Cleveland sports fan.  You will frequently spot her at Browns, Indians and Cavs games.  She is still waiting to see one of them to win it all!

 

 

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