Former Boston television host Robin Hamilton earned a “Salute to Excellence” award from the national Association of Black Journalist for her documentary “Howard Theatre: A Century in Song.”
Hamilton is now based in Washington, D.C. She has worked for network affiliates around the country, including Florida, New York, and Boston, where she was the co-host of the UPN 38 Morning Show. Hamilton is a correspondent for the WDCW-TV’s newsmagazine program “NewsPlus.”
The documentary was a historic perspective of the famed Howard Theater, which launched the careers of such legendary musical artists as Duke Ellington, BB King, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack and many others.
The theatre, closed for nearly 35 years and in a state of decline, is in the midst of being rebuilt for a December 2011 grand re-opening.
Hamilton graduated from Duke University and went to receive two master’s degrees, one from New York University, with a concentration in broadcast journalism, and a second in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
The NABJ awards were given out at the organization’s annual convention earlier this month.