Writer, Director, award-winning Producer, and Mississippi native Robbie Watson began writing professionally in NYC as a contributing editor and cover story writer for Mann About Town and Mann on The Street magazines, where she profiled prominent New Yorkers including First Lady of NYC, Diana Taylor; co-founder of Liz Claiborne, Inc., Jerome Chazen; and Pulitzer Prize Nominee Joel Thome. She has been a public speaker at the Points of Light Foundation National Conference, the Yale Public Library, as well as at domestic abuse centers.
She conceptualized and co-produced the Off Broadway project, Survival Series, as well as the Circle of Hope project, to benefit domestic violence shelters in the greater NYC area. She received national recognition from USA Today and the Points of Light Foundation, where she was honored as one of ten outstanding Americans for innovative community service and outstanding volunteerism in conjunction with these projects and advocacy work. She is a recipient of the National Good Hands Award, The Violence Intervention Program’s Award for outstanding producing, and the Violence Intervention Program’s Angel Award for continued community service in Harlem and the Bronx. She was voted Dan’s Papers Best of the Best Writer for 2012 and 2013, as well as one of Dan’s Papers Best of the Best Personalities for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Robbie has been featured in USA Today, The New York Daily News, on WNBC New York, The Today Show and national radio segments. She was recently a featured ministry artist at the Break Every Chain Conference, the UNFAILING LOVE CONFERENCE, and CALL IT GRACE. She is currently co-producing The Women’s Festival, and ENCOUNTER with a scheduled launch of March 2019.