Elliott Robinson joined Charlottesville Tomorrow as its news editor in August 2018. The Hampton native is a graduate of Christopher Newport University, where he received a bachelor’s in English with a concentration in journalism.
Elliott began his journalism career in 2006 at The Progress-Index in Petersburg, where he was a staff writer and columnist covering various issues at Virginia State University, Richard Bland College of William & Mary and in Dinwiddie and Prince George counties. He then was the editor of The Hopewell News, where he also served as the primary Hopewell reporter, photographer, website and social media coordinator and page designer. He also was a copy editor at The Daily News in Jacksonville, N.C., before arriving in Charlottesville in 2012.
From 2012 to 2018, Elliott worked for BH Media as the associate city editor of The Daily Progress and had a brief stint as a traffic columnist, reporter for Henrico County and copy editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
A self-professed “road geek,” Elliott has an interest in transportation and local government. He lives with his wife and senior rescue dog in Albemarle County.
What makes Charlottesville-Albemarle special to you?
It’s a small town that has a lot of the best things large cities offer.
Best part of working at Charlottesville Tomorrow?
Being a part of helping people become and stay informed about and invested in where they live.
Ultimate Charlottesville Saturday?
Taking my dog for a walk through an Albemarle County park, going to a cultural event and ending the day on the Downtown Mall.
Favorite arts and culture venue in Charlottesville and away from Charlottesville?
I’m a lover of music, so it’s a tossup between the Sprint Pavilion and the Jefferson in Charlottesville. Outside the area, I’m obsessed with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.
Most interesting trip away from Charlottesville?
In November 2018, I took a road trip to Kansas less than a week after being in Hampton Roads. It’s hard to grasp how large the country is until you start at a coast and get to the center.
What’s still on your bucket list?
I want to drive to every state east of the Mississippi and finish the novel I’ve been working on for about a decade.