Biography: Walter Robinson


In 2000, Walter V. Robinson became the Boston Globe assistant managing editor for investigations, and editor of the newspaper's investigative unit, the Spotlight Team.

Robinson spent his career at the Globe , where he specialized in political and investigative stories, as both reporter and editor , and reported stories from 48 of the 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries.

Robinson was a 1974 graduate of Northeastern University. He was a Northeastern junior when he won his first investigative reporting award for the Globe . Earlier, he interrupted his Northeastern education to spend four years in the US Army, including a tour in Vietnam as an intelligence officer with the First Cavalry Division. In 1981-82, he was a journalism fellow at Stanford University.   From 2000 through 2006, he was the Globe 's

Listen to Robinson describe "one of the best jobs in journalism."