Robbins at the Halifax International Security Forum 2012
Carla Anne Robbins
1952/1953 (age 63–64)
Wellesley College (B.S., 1974)
University of California, Berkeley (M.S., Ph.D.)
U.S. News & World Report (1986–1992)
The Wall Street Journal (1993–2005)
The New York Times (2006–2012)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting (1999, shared)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (2000, shared)
Carla Robbins is an American journalist and the former deputy editorial page editor of The New York Times. Prior to her career at The New York Times, Robbins worked for BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, and The Wall Street Journal. During her thirteen-year career at The Wall Street Journal, she was a member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting teams.
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Robbins graduated from Wellesley College in 1974, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She subsequently attended University of California, Berkeley, receiving master’s and doctorate degrees also in political science.
In 1982, Robbins worked as an editor and, later, as a State Department reporter for BusinessWeek. In 1986, she began working as the Latin America bureau chief for U.S. News & World Report, where she later became a senior diplomatic correspondent. She left U.S. News & World Report in 1992. In 1993 she began working as a reporter and news editor at The Wall Street Journal, going on to be their lead writer on foreign policy. In July 2006, she began working as an editor at The New York Times. In January 2007, she became the deputy editor of this section. In July 2012, Robbins resigned from The New York Times to take time to work on a book project. It was also announced that she will consult for The New York Times on expanding their “global opinion report.”
In 1984, while working at BusinessWeek, Robbins was one of the recipients of an Overseas Press Club award. In 1990, she received an Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University. In 2004, she shared the Elizabeth Neuffer Award for Print Journalism and the Peter R. Weitz Senior Prize. In 2005, she was a Hoover Media Fellow at Stanford University.
Robbins has been a member of two teams that have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In 1999, she and a team of reporters at The Wall Street