Robert Jenkins


Title: Reporter; Editor
Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Robert Jenkins, Independent Reporter and Editor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Journalism.

With more than 50 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Jenkins is currently active as a reporter and editor, posts in which he had greatly excelled with the Saint Petersburg Times between 1969 and 2008. Previously, he had found success as a newspaper reporter and copy editor for Newsday in Garden City, NY, from 1967 to 1969 and a newspaper reporter for Grand Rapids Press from 1965 to 1967. Moreover, he is the co-author of two editions of “Beyond Disney: The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld & the Best of Central Florida” as well as “Moon Tampa and St. Petersburg,” “Casting Off!” and “End Bag.” Furthermore, Mr. Jenkins is exceptionally prolific as the author of articles published in such periodicals as the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Miami Herald, the Dallas Morning News, the Toronto Star and Travel Weekly in addition to AAA Magazines and websites including BBCAmerica/Travel and CruiseCritic.

Prior to embarking upon his professional path, Mr. Jenkins graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1965. Designated as an honorary coach at the aforementioned university for three years, he has been a member of the Society of American Travel Writers since 1991, an organization has accepted the Marco Polo honor in light of his exemplary volunteer efforts and elected office positions. Additionally, he was recognized with First Placement in News Section Design by the Florida Society of News Editors in 1974, and he was presented with eight Placement Awards at the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competitions from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Proud to have kept the public informed of everyday events from around the world, Mr. Jenkins recalls his time on African Safari, traveling to Antarctica, witnessing polar bears in Manitoba and visiting the Soviet Union among the highlights of his storied career.

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