Profile: Robin Gaby Fisher

Department of Arts, Culture and Media

Robin Gaby Fisher is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for featurewriting and the New York Times bestselling author of three books, "Aftert he Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival" (Little Brown), "The Boys of the Dark: A Story of Betrayal and Redemption in the Deep South" (St. Martin's Press) and "The Woman Who Wasn't There" (Simon and
Schuster). She is currently co-authoring a memoir by Yamma Brown, the daughter of music  legend James Brown.

In her position as Coordinator of the Journalism Program, she sets the course schedule, recruits the teaching staff, advises students and teaches various courses, including Basic and Advanced Reporting and News writing and Narrative Storytelling.

For 15 years, she worked as a news features writer for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest daily newspaper, leaving in 2008 to pursue her career as an author of non-fiction books. Fisher has been awarded with the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard's Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers. Her newspaper series about the Seton Hall arson fire was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing and her stories about the lives of three troubled youths from New Jersey's inner cities was a Pulitzer finalist in the same category. She was also a member of the Star-Ledger team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the resignation of New Jersey Governor James McGreevey.