IN MEMORIAM: Herb Robinson (1924-2003)

Herb Robinson, an original member of the Washington News Council, died on Oct. 15. He will be greatly missed. Herb was Vice President of the WNC from 1999-2002 and a member until September 2003, when he stepped down due to his illness. He was also a member of our Complaints Committee, where his insights and judgment were invaluable. Herb was formerly Editorial Page Editor of The Seattle Times and previously news director and anchor at KOMO-TV.

To read his obituary, click HERE

To help honor Herb’s legacy, the Washington News Council has established the Herb Robinson Scholarship, to be awarded in spring 2004. It will join the Dick Larsen Scholarship, which has been awarded by the News Council since 1999. Herb and Dick were longtime friends and colleagues at The Seattle Times. These are $1,000 scholarships awarded to students who are planning careers in communications. Remembrances may be made to the Washington News Council Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3672, Seattle WA 98124-3672.