Urban One Hires PR Veteran to Lead Corporate Communications


Urban One (NASDAQ: UONEK) today announced that public relations veteran Tony Robinson has joined the company as Vice President, Corporate Communications.

Robinson brings 30 years of experience in radio and public/government affairs to the newly created role that will collaborate on internal and external communications activity across all Urban One brands and platforms. He will report to Karen Wishart, Chief Administrative Officer of Urban One.

“Tony’s long history of working with executive leadership to provide strategic messaging and comprehensive communications strategy for corporate clients and public officials will help us better tell our story to a wider variety of audiences,” said Wishart.

After 25 years of government, higher education, and corporate public relations, he founded Robinson Public Affairs, LLC (RPA), a full-service strategic communications and stakeholder engagement firm based in Washington, DC.  Prior to founding RPA, the District of Columbia City Administrator recruited Mr. Robinson to join his executive management team where he directed public affairs campaigns and provided counsel to the Mayor, Deputy Mayors, agency directors, and subordinate public information officers.

Early in his career, Robinson was an on-air personality and public affairs host on Northeastern University’s WRBB-FM and later served as General Manager. He would transition to the school’s Office of Communications and thereafter served in similar media relations positions at Johns Hopkins and American universities.