Robin D. Stone - BIOGRAPHY

About Robin D. Stone

ROBIN D. STONE is an independent journalist whose work focuses primarily on health, children, families, and parenting. She is author of No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse (Broadway Books, 2004).

Stone edited and contributed the Afterword to My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York Times (Lawrence Hill, February 2010), the memoir by her late husband, Gerald M. Boyd.

From 2005-2007, she was Deputy Editor at Health magazine, where she assigned and edited articles for the national women's health publication. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Essence magazine, Glamour magazine, The Boston Globe, and other publications.

Before publishing No Secrets, No Lies, Stone was Founding Editor-in-Chief of, and Executive and Deputy Editor of Essence. As Executive Editor of Essence, she managed a team of 60 and oversaw special projects. Under her stewardship, the magazine earned awards from Folio, the National Association of Black Journalists, the New York Association of Black Journalists and the Congressional Black Caucus, among other organizations.

Stone, a journalist for more than 20 years, started her career in newspapers. She was an editor at The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Detroit Free Press. As Deputy Living Editor at the Times, Stone was integral in developing the prototype for the paper's current Dining In/Dining Out section. Her career and contributions to journalism garnered her an Outstanding Alumni Award from her alma mater, Michigan State University, in 2004.

In 2002/2003, Stone was one of six journalists selected nationwide by the Kaiser Family Foundation as a Kaiser Media Fellow, where she researched and reported on sexual abuse in Black families and other health issues. She has also taught magazine editing and production as an Adjunct Professor at New York University, and advanced reporting at City College.

Stone is a Board Member of Greenhope Services for Women, a residential drug treatment center for formerly incarcerated women, and a New York Alumnae member of Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorority. She is a former Vice-President/Print of the National Association of Black Journalists, where she founded the Student Education, Enrichment and Development (SEED) committee and co-founded its Boot Camp for beginning journalists. She is also a Past President of the NABJ's New York chapter.

Stone, a Detroit native, lives in New York City.