Robyne Robinson made Minnesota history by becoming the State’s first African-American news Anchor. Twenty years later she has become an ‘anchor’ in the cities’ communities by lending her time, resources and experiences to many community based non-profits organizations. Thousands of Minnesota's youth and residents have looked up to Robyne, finding inspiration in her words, efforts and success as one of Fox 9 News’ top television anchors. So why then, would Robyne step out of this spotlight and leave her role as highly coveted news anchor? Will her move negatively influence the thousands of young girls who aspire to be like Ms. Robinson?
Of course not; thousands of young women dream of being on television. Whether it’s reporting the news or making the news they wish to be seen, heard and understood by masses. From actors to news anchors our youth’s vision of the future has been skewed by the glamour, fame and fortune television has to offer. Robyne Robinson obtained this dream, and all it entailed, prior to resigning at a time that many would seek to take their careers to the next level. Her actions, though misunderstood by some, prove that life is about more than one’s own goals, dreams and aspirations.