Trina Robinson is a three-time Emmy® award-winning journalist and weekday news anchor. She currently anchors the NBC 6 News at 7pm and co-anchors the NBC 6 News at 11pm alongside NBC 6 anchor Jawan Strader.
She joined NBC 6 in September of 1999 and has become one of the station’s most visible and versatile journalists, proving her talents to South Florida viewers as an experienced anchor, reporter, meteorologist and breaking news specialist.
Robinson also hails as the first African-American to ever hold a TV weather position in South Florida and has garnered two Emmy® awards for her contributions to the station’s hurricane specials.
Robinson came to WTVJ from KYW in Philadelphia where she anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts and covered the White House for budget hearings. She also covered the "Monica Lewinsky Scandal", which led to the impeachment of President Clinton. Prior to KYW, Robinson 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.
During her tenure with the station, Robinson has also done feature reporting like "Trina Tries It", where she did everything from tossing knives as a Benihana Chef to grabbing a chainsaw to ice sculpt a towering frigid work of art. Weekly money and business reports like “Living Cheaper" and "The Recessionista Report" showed viewers how to live well on a tight budget.
As part of the award-winning NBC 6 Investigators team, Robinson demonstrated her commitment to excellence in journalism when she uncovered an underground network of women illegally giving and receiving silicone injections to improve their beauty. The story aired prior to the death of a woman who had received the injections. The investigation led to a number of arrests of unlicensed medical practitioners, 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. Most recently, she received an MBA from Western Governor’s University in Utah.
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.
In her spare time, she enjoys jogging, cooking, and traveling.