I’m Elliott Robinson, a journalist (and writer fighting to get a novel out of the drafts stage). I started this site in June 2004 as a blog called “the viaduct.”
I’ve had a 17-year journalism career, largely in central Virginia. Currently, I’m news director at public media station VPM in Richmond, Virginia. Before that, I spent three years as news editor of Charlottesville Tomorrow and six years with what is now Lee Enterprises (BH Media in my day) in various roles. Before that, I spent six years at two rival papers in the Tri-Cities area south of Richmond (with six months as a copy editor in coastal North Carolina mixed in). I was drawn to the editing side of things while working at The Captain’s Log, the student newspaper at Christopher Newport University.
I’m also vice president of the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a member of the board of Tau Delta Phi Fraternity.
As for EXIT 265C, it’s the offramp from Interstate 64 to my childhood home in Hampton, Virginia.