John Robinson

John RobinsonMember, BBI Board of Advisors, '90 NEW

John Robinson is General Manager for AXXESS Media, a video production company of WCNY Public Broadcasting, working with clients from Montreal to New York City. In 2010, Mr. Robinson started a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating people in schools and businesses about people with disabilities titled Disability Education Forum of New York (DEFNY). Mr. Robinson launched to mentor young people and produce video stories about successful people with disabilities.

Prior to AXXESS, Mr. Robinson worked for 20 years for television stations in New York State from sales to management. He is a 1990 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Mr. Robinson is the subject of a national documentary shown on Public Broadcasting Stations titled Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story, and he authored an autobiography Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage, and Determination published by Syracuse University Press. In 2001, he was selected to carry the Olympic torch as it passed through Albany on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 games.