Publisher, Father and Husband
Eric L. Robinson
Eric Leonard Robinson has been a publisher for over 30 years. He founded Green & Gold Magazine in 1983, which was distributed on campus at the University of South Florida, his alma mater. He renamed Green & Gold Magazine in 1985 to The Advisor Magazine which is still in publication.
In 1989 the Tampa Bay Business Journal gave Eric Robinson an “Up and Comer” award for print media and wrote a feature article on him. In 1993 he founded Neighborhood News – a community newsmagazine that was distributed to home in New Tampa. Robinson was a founding member of the New Tampa Community Council. He started Carollwood Community News in 1995 and a sister publication, Brandon & Valrico Community News in 1997.
After relocating to South Florida in 1999, Eric founded Neighborhood News which served the communities in Coral Springs and Parkland. In 2003 he opened Our City Weston – winner of the Association of Free Community Newspaper’s award for Best Overall Publication as well as other national awards. His company was recognized in 2004 by the Weston Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year award recipient. The following year, in 2005 he launched Davie Town Times. By 2010 he opened up Coral Springs & Parkland City News and was a corporate sponsor for the Lisa Boccard 5K Race for breast cancer. His publication expanded circulation in 2012 from 20,000 to 40,000 by opening another zone for Coconut Creek & Margate City News. The business expanded again in 2013 to include another 20,000 circulation as West Boca City News was opened, bringing the total circulation for the City News group of papers to 60,000. His business was recognized by The City of Coral Springs as an Emerald Media Sponsor for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in 2014. Community News of Broward opened in 2016 and is distributed to homes in Deerfield Beach & Lighthouse Point. Circulation has grown to include affluent homes east of Federal Highway in Lauderdale by the Sea and Fort Lauderdale, with total circulation at 18,000 in 2019.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing chess, boating, sailing and yoga. He likes to walk the neighborhood with his wife and their two dogs. He and his family have been members of Temple Beth Am in Margate since 1999, where he served as a board member. Eric graduated from the University of South Florida in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology. He is a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. Although he was born in Miami, Eric is a life-long Dallas Cowboys fan and Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan. Eric married his wife Doreen in 1993 and they have three unique and wonderful children.
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