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Former FOX 9 anchor Robyne Robinson to head MSP's arts program


Former FOX 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson has landed a new job with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the airport recently announced.

Robinson, who left the station in 2010 after 20 years as a reporter and anchor, will head the MSP Arts and Culture Program.

The program, which is manged through the Airport Foundation MSP, features rotating exhibits, performing arts and commissioned installations.

"Robyne will also collaborate with local arts organizations and artists to showcase the best the state and region have to offer to 33 million travelers annually," MSP says.

The foundation is currently modifying space at the airport to display the art, the Star Tribune reports.

The MSP announcement comes as airports across the country turn to more creative uses of space at terminals, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In addition to her communications experience, Robinson, 52, has worked in the arts and cultural realm before.

In 2002, Robinson was appointed by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to co-chair Mosaic, a citywide arts and diversity festival, the Star Tribune says.

Since leaving FOX 9, Robinson has concentrated on her business, Rox Minneapolis Jewelry, and her contemporary art gallery for emerging artists.

Robinson also was involved in the 2010 Minnesota gubernatorial race, where she was former state House Minority Leader Matt Entenza's running mate.

Entenza finished third in the DFL primaries.

Although the official announcement came recently, Robinson's former FOX 9 colleague Tom Lyden leaked the information last month with a congratulatory message on Twitter.

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