Robyn also knows Russia, having spent eight years as a correspondent there, first for Australian newspapers and then for the L.A. Times, during the tumultuous years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. She speaks Russian and has been brushing up on those skills in recent months even while living in China and learning Mandarin.
Robyn’s skill as a storyteller has been recognized with a number of prestigious prizes, including the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy award for international reporting that honored her work from Zimbabwe.
Robyn began her career in 1978 at The Herald Newspaper in Melbourne. She is the mother of a college-age daughter, Sylvia. She will begin work in The Post newsroom in the next month and will take up her new duties in our Moscow bureau once she is granted the necessary accreditation.