Staff Profile – Daniel Robison

By | April 25, 2021
Daniel Robison outside building with presidential debate posters behind him

Robison, at the first 2020 U.S. President Debate, hosted in Cleveland

Joining Daemen College as director of institutional communication in mid-April, Daniel Robison is moving to Western New York for the second time.

Originally from Louisville, KY—and raised on the other side of the Ohio River, in New Albany, IN—Robison began his career in communications as a reporter and assistant news director at Indiana Public Media, an NPR and PBS affiliate.

In 2010, Robison joined WNED/WBFO in Buffalo and contributed stories to national NPR shows, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and others.

Since leaving the area in 2012 to transition to higher education communications—first at Oregon State University (where his wife, Rachael, received her master’s degree), and then at Case Western Reserve University—Robison has maintained strong ties to Western New York.

From visiting his wife’s family in the Southtowns, to getting married at the Roycroft in East Aurora, he has considered the area a second home.

“It’s been exciting to see the city and region undergo a period of progress and positive change—every time we visit, we notice something new and different,” he said. “We’re eager to return to the area, especially given the opportunity to join Daemen.”

As a graduate of Indiana University, Robison is an ardent fan of the school’s legendary Hoosiers basketball program, though the team stopped winning consistently right around the time he was born. His experiences rooting for the program during these down decades has informed the supportive role he’s played in the die-hard Buffalo Bills fandom of his spouse.

rosewood Cadillac El DoradoIn his free time, Robison can be found in (or working on) his labor of love—an intermittently operational late-80’s rosewood Cadillac El Dorado—in addition to cycling, reading, writing, playing chess poorly and collecting “pre-antique” ephemera.

Once settled in Buffalo, Robison is also looking forward to becoming involved with local animal rescue organizations—though he’s pledged to keep his roster of pets capped at two: former stray/foster cats, Pearl and Boris.