Lynda Robinson

Washington, D.C.

Local enterprise editor

Education: Penn State University, history and political science; American University, MA in public affairs journalism

Lynda Robinson is the local enterprise and projects editor at The Washington Post. She also runs The Post’s history blog, Retropolis. In 2020, she edited a series of stories on racism at Virginia Military Institute by Ian Shapira that won a George Polk Award. In 2017, she edited a series on children and gun violence by John Woodrow Cox that was a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing and won awards from Scripps Howard, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia Journalism School and the National Education Writers Association. Her reporters have also received awards from the Nation
Latest from Lynda Robinson

When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s statue arrived in Richmond in 1890, it was greeted by 10,000 admirers

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) plans to announce Thursday that he will remove the iconic statue — covered in graffiti by George Floyd protesters — from its preeminent perch in the former capital of the Confederacy.

June 3, 2020

Robert E. Lee statue and Daughters of Confederacy building attacked by Richmond protesters

Confederate monuments across the South — from Charleston, S.C., to Raleigh, N.C., to Oxford, Miss. — were vandalized during George Floyd demonstrations.

May 31, 2020

An affair. The mob. A murder.

An ATF agent led a ‘double life.’ Then his girlfriend turned up dead.

December 3, 2018

‘Piercingly funny’: Tom Wolfe’s years as a Washington Post reporter

Tom Wolfe already had the right stuff when he started working on The Post's city desk in 1959.

May 15, 2018

‘My Old Kentucky Home’: The Kentucky Derby’s beloved, fraught singalong about slavery

Many people who sing the Kentucky state song at Churchill Downs have no idea that the history behind the Stephen Foster song is so complicated.

May 5, 2018

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May 5, 2017

Here’s how The Washington Post relegated JFK signing the landmark Equal Pay Act to the women’s page

More than five decades after Kennedy took aim at wage discrimination, the pay gap between men and women remains a stubborn problem

April 4, 2017