Trina Robinson Biography
Trina Robinson is an American journalist working as an anchor for NBC6 News at 4 and 5:30 p.m. She attended the College of Notre Dame and received a Liberal Arts degree.
She is also a graduate of the American University where she studied Journalism and Public Affairs. Trina did her course work in Meteorology at Mississippi State University. She comes from a family of 6 children.
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Trina started working at NBC6 in September of 1999 and she has become one of WTVJ’s most visible and versatile reporters. She currently anchors NBC 6 News at 4 and 5:30 p.m. She boasts of being the first African-American to ever hold a TV weather position in South Florida.
Trina has also been part of the NBC6 Investigators as well as a breaking news specialist. She has received two Emmy awards for her contribution to the station’s Hurrican Specials. Trina has had multiple re-incarnations during her tenure with NBC 6 from morning anchor to 4 p.m. anchor to, Trina Tries It, where she did everything from toss knives as a Benihana Chef to grabbing a chainsaw to ice sculpt a towering frigid work of art.
She has also ventured into weekly Money and Business segments, Living Cheaper and The Recessionista Report. Trina used to seek out the steals and deals and provide cash-saving tips so as to save viewers mega-money. She joined WTVJ from KYW situated in Philadelphia where she was an anchor for the 6 and 11 pm newscasts.
She also covered the White House for budget hearings as well as the Monica Lewinsky Scandal. The scandal led to the impeachment of President Clinton. Before KYW, Robinson has worked in Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, South Carolina, and Virginia.
She has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in Journalism by Uncovering underground clinics where women would get illegal silicon injections so as to improve on their beauty. Her story aired after the death of a woman who got the injections.
The report led to the arrest of unlicensed medical practitioners and garnered national and also international attention. It resulted in numerous local and international awards.
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Her million-dollar smile and self-described “deep” voice welcome you home after a long, hellish commute in South Florida traffic.
Since 1999, Trina Robinson has been giving locals their daily dose of news — first as a meteorologist (she was the first African-American to hold a TV weather position in South Florida) and now as co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. news on NBC 6.
What does she love about living here?
“Mostly the weather,” Robinson admits. “Like anybody else, I could do without the 90-degree temperatures and the crazy humidity in the summers. But now that we’re in November, you hit the sweet spot as to why it’s so fabulous to live here: You can be outside every day; you don’t have to worry about snow — I have a total aversion to snow.”
So it’s no surprise that when NBC 6 came calling, the D.C. native, who was working at the local CBS station in Philadelphia, took the job.
“It was a really active hurricane season,” she recalls. “I was just supposed to fly in and do the weather on the weekends and fly back out. I loved it so much I never left.”
Robinson soon became a household name. But unlike colleagues who leave for jobs at places like the Weather Channel, Robinson chose to remain local.
“I wear like ten hats,” she says. “I was in weather and eventually I was the morning anchor for a number of years. Then we started a 4 p.m. newscast and I went to that. Then I did the afternoon entertainment show when it was called South Florida Today.
When Comcast [which acquired NBCUniversal in 2011] came in, the new managers asked me to anchor the news full-time. But I’m also the consumer reporter at the station; I do investigations — I’ve got a complex job that keeps it new and exciting every day.”
Robinson has made sure that in addition to being the face of the station, she also gives back to the community. Her main charity, Do the Right Thing, through the City of Miami Police Department, helps recognize children who exemplify good behavior and accomplishments.
“So often I think… straight-A students get the accolades, but a lot of kids who are struggling are never recognized when they make that turnaround. That’s what Do the Right Thing does.”
She’s also involved in Dress for Success Miami, the Hypoglycemia Foundation, Embrace Girls Foundation, Not My Daughter, and many other charities. Robinson has become a role model for young girls — especially in South Florida, where poverty among blacks is high.
“I think by default you’re a role model because you are there and you are in a position that people admire. I try to be a good role model.”