Robin Craig was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated from Aldine Senior High magna cum laude. She studied business administration and communications at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and later graduated from Columbia School of Broadcasting.
Robin began working as a night club DJ (disc jockey) while attending broadcasting school and became a radio DJ upon graduation. She next went into television and worked as a Veejay (video jockey) on TV5, a Houston–based live music video station, which went national and became Hit Video USA. After two years, Robin moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she hosted 3 local television shows; Nashville Future Stars, TV Swap Shop, and TV Home Listings, and began working behind the scenes as a Casting Director, Location Scout and Location Manager for film and television.
When Robin returned to Houston, she was part of a group that cast 6,000 extras for one day of filming in the feature film Tin Cup starring Hollywood heavy weight, Kevin Costner, and leading lady, Rene Russo. She also enjoyed casting extras for The Evening Star, a hit movie featuring film icons Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson, as well as several made–for–television films, including Hope which was Goldie Hawn’s directorial debut, and The Conn starring Rebecca De Mornay and William H. Macy.
In the late 1990’s, Robin was the Audience Producer for MGM Television’s nationally syndicated TV talk show, The Bradshaw Difference, hosted by self–help author and motivational speaker, John Bradshaw. She also stretched her comedic muscles, serving as the warm–up act for the television program’s live audience. From 2001 to 2008, Robin worked as Producer for Texas Justice and Judge Alex and Coordinating Producer for Cristina’s Court; three of Twentieth Television’s nationally syndicated court TV shows that aired on the Fox Television Network. She has won three national daytime Emmys, the highest award in television, in 2008, 2009, and 2010 making history in a brand new category, Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program, for Cristina’s Court.
Robin is a member of Women in Film and Television (Houston Chapter), and she’s a motivational speaker who writes the blog Today’s Widow, for the Houston Chronicle. She also hosts Robin Craig Live on MingleMediaTV.com on Tuesdays at 10 pm eastern. Viewers can participate in the chat room and ask questions to this live web show’s callers and web cam guests. Robin is also a regular contributor on The CNN 650 Morning Show with Brent Clanton and Steven Kay.
Robin was widowed in 2005 and says her mission is to help her fellow widows who are often forgotten in society. She had Houston’s former Mayor, Bill White, proclaim Help a Widow Day in 2009, and appeared on Fox news. With 25 years of experience in radio, film, and television, national accolades from her peers and a huge zest for life, Robin brings a unique and positive message to her audiences. She believes there is purpose in every challenge; and her ability to empathize with those in the grips of heart–wrenching loss, coupled with a tasteful sense of humor and fearlessness in covering rarely–discussed topics, have caused her popularity to soar. Robin’s words elicit both laughter and tears as she recounts her innumerable challenges and resulting empowerment through adversity.