Tom Robbins has been a columnist and staff writer at the Village Voice, the New York Daily News, and The New York Observer. His stories on political corruption and urban issues have been cited by many organizations, including Investigative Reporters and Editors, the New York Press Club, the Deadline Club, and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, which gave his political columns in the Voice its top award in both 2009 and 2010.
A former housing organizer, he is a past editor of City Limits Magazine. He was a Revson Fellow for the City of New York in 1985 and was the Jack Newfield Visiting Professor at Hunter College in 2007 where he taught investigative journalism. He has lived in New York since 1968 and resides in Brooklyn.