About Me

Photo by Mike Kropf

I’m Elliott Robinson, an editor and a writer who is fighting to get a novel out of the drafts stage. I started this as a blog called the viaduct in June 2004. At the moment, that blog is on hiatus.

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 board of directors of the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; Grand Scribe (national secretary) of Tau Delta Phi Fraternity; a member of the National Association of Black Journalists; and a life member of the NAACP.

When I was kicking around names to call the original blog here, I settled for the viaduct because this once had a header image of a viaduct. As for EXIT 265C, it’s the offramp from Interstate 64 to my childhood home. Project 792, which previously chronicled work on my novel and other short stories, gained its name for 792nd blog post, which was my favorite at the time.

Any views expressed at exit265c.com do not necessarily reflect my past, current or future views nor do they reflect the past, current or future views of anyone/any entity with whom/with which I am affiliated. All photos and other content on exit265c.com, unless otherwise stated, ©2004-2021 Elliott Robinson.

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