WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) — Timothy S. Robinson, a veteran reporter and editor who covered civil rights for United Press International, has died at age 58. Robinson also covered the Watergate trials for the Washington Post, as well as helping to build the National Law Journal into a major publication for lawyers. He died Tuesday of complications of colon surgery.
At the time of his death he was editorial director for search and navigation at America Online, a post he had held since April.
He began work for UPI in the 1960s as a part-time staff member in Birmingham, Ala., while at the same time working as assistant state editor for the Birmingham Post-Herald.
Robinson covered many other major stories of the last half of the 20th century, including the Vietnam antiwar marches in Washington, the Watergate scandal and the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles.