REGINA R. ROBERTSON is a writer, editor, author and a big dreamer…
In March 2006, five years after declaring herself a freelance writer on her tax return (and three months following the publication of her first national cover story), Regina 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).
Regina’s byline has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, on TheRoot.com and the Associated Press newswire. She has been quoted in The Los Angeles Times and appeared as a featured guest on The Real, NPR, Reelz, TV One and KTLA-TV. With her sights set on expanding her reach, she has added live events to her resume. To date, she’s crafted scripts for Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards, Street Style Block Party and the three-day Empowerment Experience at the Essence Music Festival. She also collaborated with Roc Nation for the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball, which raised over $3 million to benefit Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation.
A New York native and graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Regina is currently outlining her next book project and still pulls the occasional all-nighter to meet her deadlines. She is based in Los Angeles.