Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Robyn Tomlin '96

Alumna Robyn Tomlin '96 is the executive editor of The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun, and the first regional editor for the Carolinas for The McClatchy Company.

Tomlin was most recently managing editor of The Dallas Morning News. Previously, Tomlin was vice president for digital and communications at the Pew Research Center, where she was responsible for the center’s overall research dissemination, communications strategy and digital operations. Prior to the Pew Research Center, Tomlin served as the founding editor of Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, a national digital news hub in New York producing content, news applications and interactives for more than 75 daily newspapers. Tomlin also served as the top editor of three daily news operations: the StarNews in Wilmington, North Carolina; the StarBanner in Ocala, Florida; and the TimesDaily in Florence, Alabama. During part of that time, she was also the director of editorial innovation for The New York Times Regional Media Group, leading digital innovation and audience growth strategies for 16 daily news operations located in six states.

Tomlin started her career as a reporter at the North Hills News Record in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and later at the Asheville Citizen-Times in Asheville, North Carolina, before moving into editing roles. She also sits on the board of directors for the American Society of News Editors.

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