Georgetown native Dorothy Robinson named editor-in-chief of Metro US

March 19, 2014

Metro US continues to make huge strides with leadership, shattering the glass ceiling with the promotion of Dorothy Robinson to editor-in-chief.

“The official move of Dorothy to the helm of Metro has been a long time coming,” said Yggers Mortensen, Metro US publisher and CEO. “She has been an absolute rock star in the wake of the late and much-missed Tony Metcalf.” Metcalf passed away in July 2013. “I look forward to watching Dorothy’s contribution to the company in her new leadership position,” said Mortensen.

Robinson, a Georgetown native and daughter of Robbie and Battle Robinson, has played a leading role in the Metro newsroom for 10 years, launching Metro in New York City as an editorial assistant and rising through the ranks as entertainment reporter, features editor, and most recently, managing editor. Robinson reports directly to Mortensen.

Metro is the world’s largest newspaper, attracting a young, active audience of more than 20 million daily in more than 100 cities worldwide. In the US, Metro was launched in 1999 and is now the No.1 most read free daily nationwide with 1.2 million daily readers. Designed for a 20-minute read, Metro delivers news and entertainment to commuters Monday through Friday. Local, national and international news and features are presented without bias, showcasing a metropolitan attitude and style. To learn more, go to


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