Meeting with Romona Robinson
Eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist, Romona Robinson visited the Euclid Public Library on Thursday, July 20, to discuss her new book, 'A Dirt Road to Somewhere.' She spoke with elegance while discussing all her stories from growing up as a child raised by a single mother with ten siblings, raised up in poverty. She had challenges, but that didn’t stop her from overcoming them. She talked about how going to school and church were her top priorities and how it shaped her character today. Robinson emphasized that "No matter how good of a person you are, you’ll have challenges and setbacks; but if you want something just go for it no matter what people say."
What was truly interesting was how determined you have to be in the media industry. You have to be passionate about it, and you can’t just quit when things get tough. Robinson had a shocking experience where she crossed paths with the Ku Klux Klan and experienced sexual harassment while interviewing an NBA player. However, she had many good experiences in the industry such as meeting President Obama and Nelson Mandela. Romona Robinson inspires many people today including children. Robinson is known for her uplifting stories called, “Romona’s Kids” on Cleveland 19 News. Today she strives for making a difference in the community one step at a time. 'A Dirt Road to Somewhere' is available now at the Euclid Public Library.