Robb Crocker is a converged journalist who spent ten years covering a number of beats ranging from state and local politics to sports to green home building after earning a print journalism degree and a broadcast journalism degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Crocker, a recent graduate of Rutgers’ Master of Communication and Information Studies program, has taught for three semesters here—two courses for the Journalism/Media Studies program (digital news writing and exploring new media) and one for the School of Communication and Information (public speaking). While teaching the digital news writing course, he coordinated the production of an online publication, The Scarlet Scroll.
In addition, Crocker serves as a program assistant with the School of Communication and Information's Department of Communication. In this role, he is part of a team that provides a news presence and writes new stories for the department website.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Crocker worked as a reporter and later the executive editor at Richmond.com, the weekend editor and evening producer at Washington Post.com, senior editor at BUILDER Online, and senior editor at EcoHome Online. Crocker has also been a guest on WRNL Sports Radio 910, Richmond, Va., NPR Richmond, Va., WINA News Radio, Charlottesville, Va., and MSNBC. Crocker, originally from Browns Mills, N.J., currently resides in Franklin Park, but considers the Commonwealth of Virginia (particularly Richmond), where he has spent most of his life, his home.