About Robb Crocker
Although he was born in New Jersey, he considers home to be Richmond, Va., his adopted home. He grew up in Springfield, Va, just outside of Washington, D.C. After high school, he spent some time living in Charlottesville, Va.
Robb attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. and received a degree in Mass Communications, with a focus in both print media and broadcast media. While at VCU, he was the editorial page editor for the Commonwealth Times. He received the T. Edward and Polly D. Temple Writing Award, which is given to a rising senior mass communications major chosen by the faculty as the most promising writers in print journalism.
After graduation, Robb put his multimedia skills to work at Richmond.com. Within three years, he went from General Assignment Reporter to Editor. In addition, he earned a weekly stint on local sports radio, an election series with the local NPR station and an appearance on MSNBC to discuss a high profile murder in Richmond. He also caught the attention of the Washington Post and spent some time producing , laying out, and editing news for Washington Post.com.
After his stint at the Post, Robb moved to the magazine industry, covering the crash of the housing market and the emergence of green home building with Hanley Wood, a business-to-business magazine company with over 30 magazines dedicated to the multiple areas of home building.
He later attended Rutgers University, where he received a MA in Communication.
He returned to Richmond and after a brief stint in the broadcast television industry, he returned to VCU to complete a BA in English with a creative writing minor. He was accepted to VCU’s Media, Art, and Text PhD program in 2019 and he is currently working towards receiving his doctoral degree.