Jerry Robinson 1920-2014

Jerry Robinson 1920-2014

Gerald Stanley Robinson, Publisher of Robinson Newspapers including the West Seattle Herald, White Center News, Ballard News Tribune and Highline Times, and Westside Weekly died today at home. He was 94.

"Jerry" Robinson began his newspaper career when he was 31 with the purchase of the White Center News. Throughout a 60-plus year career, he built one of the most successful community newspaper groups in the state, at one time employing more than 400 people.

He wrote a weekly column, "Borderlines" for many years. He wrote two books about his life and was still writing weekly until weeks before his death.

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