Robinson put it this way on Facebook: I have news I can share with all of you who have been my "rock" over the last few weeks. I get to stay in the town I love! I have accepted an anchor position at 19 Action News! I could not be happier. Thanks so much for all of your messages and prayers. My first day is on air is Feb. 2nd
The official word from the station: Seven time Emmy Award winner Romona Robinson has found a new broadcast home. Ms. Robinson is joining 19 Action News where she will be anchoring afternoon and evening newscasts.
One of the most respected journalists in Northeast Ohio, Romona began her career as an award winning anchor of the 10pm news on WUAB. Her first day on air will be February 2nd.
“Romona Robinson is a perfect fit for 19 Action News.” comments WOIO/WUAB CBS 19 Vice President and General Manager Bill Applegate. “She’s a dynamic personality. Her years of community involvement have earned a special place in the hearts of Clevelanders. We welcome her with open arms.”
Romona adds, “I love this city and what I've come to realize, particularly over the last few weeks, is that the people of Northeast Ohio have truly become my family. I can't put into words how excited I am to join 19 Action News.
They have embraced my journalistic values and my commitment to the community and I can't wait to get started on this new adventure. There's no place like home!”
“Romona Robinson is an accomplished journalist that has earned the trust of Clevelanders”, 19 Action News Director Dan Salamone comments. “19 Action News always has the viewer in its best interest, through an ongoing commitment to breaking news and weather, as well as investigative reporting. It’s a perfect format for Romona to continue to do what she does best.”