Bounced Chicago Anchor has No Plans to Retire


At the end of November sweeps, WFLD Anchor Robin Robinson will wrap up a 26-year career as anchor of the 9 p.m. newscast for Fox32 News Chicago.

And while she's disappointed her contract wasn't renewed, Robinson said she's ready to move on to new opportunities.

"I can now do other things like radio, writing and cable, or whatever comes my way. Ideally, I would like to stay in Chicago as I move forward, but who knows where the next chapter might take me," the 56-year-old mother of three told DNAinfo Chicago Tuesday.

"One thing that I have no plans on doing is retiring. I am far from retiring," she said.

And don't be surprised if you see her doing news for another local news channel.

"Anything is possible," Robinson said. "I have been doing news for 30 years, and it will feel a little strange doing anything else."

When Robinson was told this summer that her contract would not be renewed, she was disappointed but not surprised, she said.

"That's the business of journalism. I would have liked to have had my contract renewed, but I knew it was always a possibility that one day that would not happen," she said. "Not having my contract renewed was not the worst thing that has happened to me. Actually, I am intrigued by the possibilities that lay ahead for me."

Fox32 News morning co-anchor Dawn Hasbrouck will replace Robinson at night.

"Dawn is a good journalist, and I know she will do well. I have no ill feelings toward her or management," said Robinson. "Just because I respectfully disagree with management's decision not to renew my contract does not mean I wish bad things on Fox."

Robinson said she plans to work as a contributor to the station's 9 p.m. newscast.