I’m Elliott Robinson, a journalist and a writer who is fighting to get a novel out of the drafts stage. I started this in June 2004 as a blog called the viaduct.
I’ve had a 15-year journalism career so far, largely in central Virginia. I’ve somehow written something in essentially every newspaper section except for classifieds while spending about 12 of my years in editing/managerial roles.
Currently, I’m the news director of 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 at a centralized copy desk 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 on the vice president of the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Grand Scribe (national secretary) of Tau Delta Phi Fraternity.
As for EXIT 265C, it’s the offramp from Interstate 64 to my childhood home in Hampton, Virginia.