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Romona Robinson Biography
Romona Robinson is an African-American television news anchor in Cleveland, Ohio. She is known as the first African American woman to anchor a nightly newscast in Cleveland. She is also known as the first solo anchor of a weeknight newscast in that city. Romona is a member of the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She is an eight-time recipient of the Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards. She signed with CBS affiliate WOIO channel 19 as their afternoon and evening anchor in January 2012. She left WOIO at the end of 2018.
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Romona was born in 1959 in Wilson City, Missouri. She is 60 years old as of 2019.
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She was born in Wilson City Missouri. She was raised in a tiny, poverty-stricken town in rural Missouri. Romona along with her ten siblings, knows what it means to struggle. They grew up under the tutelage of her hardworking, protective, and God-fearing mother. Romona’s mother, Henrietta Robinson, was a seamstress and maintained a small farm behind their house. Romona developed an affinity for the Bible and Walter Cronkite.
She also believes her home on a dead-end dirt road would lead her to somewhere. And it does. While crossing paths with the likes of the Ku Klux Klan, Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama, Romona experiences unimagined pain, love, and success. Her compelling story will inspire you to examine your own purpose and leave you filled with a desire to walk in faith, not fear. Romona earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.
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In 2004, Romona married Rodney Tyler, a technology consultant and father of two. The couple are members of the Mount Zion Church in Oakwood Village, Ohio, where Robinson is often asked to say inspirational words from the pulpit.
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Romona applied for a news anchor position at the new 10 O’Clock News newscast at WUAB in Cleveland, Ohio in 1987 . Her demo tape included “a shot of her being wiped out by a hurricane-whipped wave”. The tape impressed the producers due to her poise and self-confidence. This appointment made her the first African-American woman to anchor a nightly newscast in Cleveland. She introduced a segment called “Romona’s Kids” in 1990. A spotlighting children doing positive work for their communities, which she continues to host at WKYC.
She stayed at WUAB until 1997, when the station changed ownership. In February 1997 she left WUAB without another position lined up, and was hired in March 1997 by Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC Channel 3. Per her contract with WUAB, she was assigned to “special projects” for five months and then began anchoring and reporting on air in September 1997. Romona co-anchored with Tim White from 1999 to 2008. However, when WKYC opted not to renew White’s contract,she became solo anchor of the evening newscasts on WKYC in late 2008. This made her the first African American woman to be the solo anchor of a weeknight newscast in Cleveland. She was one of four reporters invited to the White House for one-on-one interviews with President Barack Obama in 2011 .
Her contract expired on December 16, 2011. She ended her 15-year affiliation with Channel 3. Romona he signed with CBS affiliate WOIO channel 19 as their afternoon and evening anchor in January 2012 s . She left WOIO at the end of 2018. But Robinson emphasized that she is not retiring
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Romona has earned a lot from her career though she has not revealed her annual salary and her estimated net worth yet. She was inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Romona is an eight-time recipient of the Lower Great Lakes Emmy Award. She received the 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award, together with co-anchor Denise Dufala, for breaking news coverage in reporting on the Ariel Castro kidnappings in Cleveland.
She also received the 2008 Kent State University Diversity in Media Distinguished Leadership Award and the 2011 Woman of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Greater Cleveland.
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A Dirt Road to Somewhere – (2017) – Halo Publishing International
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While leaving WOIO Channel 19, the Cleveland CBS affiliate Romona emphasized that she is not retiring . She stated that if someone came along with something wonderful that she couldn’t turn down, and she would certainly consider it. She also said that if not, she would just go on to enjoy her new chapter of being an author and motivational speaker.
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