REGINA R. ROBERTSON is an award-winning author, journalist, editor and dreamer.
In March 2006, five years after declaring herself a freelance writer on her tax return, Robertson was named west coast editor of Essence magazine. Along with writing cover and feature stories, representing the magazine as host and moderator for special events and penning the once-weekly, online column, View from the West, she edited her first book, He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories, and Essays from Daughters on Life Without Their Fathers (Agate Bolden).
Robertson’s byline has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, on TheRoot.com and the Associated Pressnewswire. She has been quoted in The Los Angeles Times and appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy, CNN International, The Talk, SiriusXM Radio, The Real, NPR, TV One and KTLA-TV. With her sights set on expanding her reach, she’s added live events to her resume. To date, her words have been spoken by Rihanna, Mario Lopez and Lester Holt, as well as Angela Bassett, Soledad O’Brien and Viola Davis, to name a few. In addition to collaborating with Roc Nation for the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball, she has crafted and served as a consultant on scripts for the 1st Annual iHeartRadio Podcast Awards, the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, BET Her Fights: Breast Cancer as well as Essence’s Street Style Block Party, the Empowerment Experience at the Essence Music Festival and the Black Women in Hollywood Awards, the latter which aired on OWN.
A New York native and graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Robertson is currently outlining her next book project and still pulls the occasional all-nighter to meet her deadlines. She is based in Los Angeles.