Alabama native who covered Watergate dies; services in Dora

The Associated Press
10/10/03 11:18 AM

DORA, Ala. (AP) — Timothy S. Robinson, who began his journalism career in Alabama and covered the Watergate trials for The Washington Post and edited the National Law Journal, died of complications after colon cancer surgery.

Robinson, who died Oct. 7 in Reston, Va., was 58. Services are Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Dora, where Robinson was raised.

Along with newspaper journalism, Robinson worked in publishing for the legal profession and in new media for companies including, Alta vista and Excite. Earlier this year he moved to the Washington, D.C., area to work for Time Warner AOL.

He attended Dora High School, Walker College and graduated from Samford University before becoming a reporter for The Daily Mountain Eagle in Jasper.

Robinson was assistant state editor of the Birmingham Post-Herald and a reporter and photographer for United Press International. The Washington Post, which published his obituary Thursday, said he covered the Watergate trials and other legal matters for The Post in the 1970s.

Robinson received a master’s degree in communications from American University and a master’s in studies of law from Yale University. He worked in New York and Los Angeles for publications on law from 1980 to 1995, including editor of the National Law Journal.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Andrew of Reston, Va.