Doug Robinson
Doug Robinson is a general columnist, sports columnist and feature writer for the Deseret News, where he has worked since 1978. He began his career as a sports writer. "Everything I am today I blame on Lee Benson," he says. Robinson grew up in an Air Force family, living in Europe and various regions of the U.S. He attended Utah State on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in journalism. He has written lengthy profiles on many of Utah's most famous residents, including Hot Rod Hundley, Roma Downey, Kurt Bestor, Larry Miller, LaVell Edwards, Kyle Whittingham, Orrin Hatch, Jake Garn, Al Rounds, Jerry Sloan, SheDaisy, Ron Yengich, Rulon Gardener, Sheri Dew, President Gordon B. and Marjorie P. Hinckley. Robinson has won more than 100 local, regional and national writing awards. He is the author of "DRIVEN," the "autobiography" of Larry H. Miller. Robinson and his wife Lori have three children Preston, Collin, Carly and a black lab named Zoee. On the side, Robinson has coached high school athletic teams since 1990.

Connect with Doug Robinson

Email drob@deseretnews.com Subscribe

Australian rules football players are coming to America to kick the "footy" for American college football teams, including Utah's Tom Hackett and Weber State's Blake O'Neill.
Chris and Sally Mart have adopted 17 children over the years, and most require constant attention
Gifford Nielsen, who was on the sideline when Taysom Hill was injured, immediately saw parallels with his own experience as a Heisman candidate in 1977.
Taysom Hill's knee injury is another reminder that injuries come with the job of being a BYU quarterback. Since the LaVell Edwards Era began in 1972, only 22 times has a quarterback managed to play in every gam...
Dut Bior, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, has devoted every free minute to help in his foundation support the education of African refugees. His goal is to help 27,000 of them someday — the same number as...
When professional and collegiate athletic programs have questions about their strength and conditioning programs, many of them call Utah's Dan John, a former theology teacher who puts on weightlifting workshops...
Bill Owens will run the first race of his life at this week's Huntsman Senior Games in St. George — at the age of 90.
Morgan Hastings, a precocious, 18-year-old ballerina from Sandy, received a rare invitation to study with the legendary Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow for a year
Norm Bangerter has left politics and a business career behind but he is still serving his church, just as he always did, this time with a new wife by his side.
Former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter was asked to share his thoughts about several of today's current political issues ….